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Bulbophyllum modicum

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA LILIOPSIDA ORCHIDALES ORCHIDACEAE

Scientific Name: Bulbophyllum modicum
Species Authority: Summerhayes
Taxonomic Notes: Treated in synonymy of the widespread B. josephii by Vermeulen.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered A1c+2c ver 2.3
Year Published: 2000
Date Assessed: 2000-01-01
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Cheek, M. & Cable, S.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to Mt. Cameroon. Published in 1957, this species is known only from three collections, all from Buea. A fourth possible collection from Bambui (Bamenda) is dubious since it is sterile.
Countries:
Possibly extinct:
Cameroon
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: An epiphytic species from montane forest (900-1,200 m).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): A possible threat is forest clearance for agriculture, firewood, and housing, all believed to be at their most intense in this vegetation type in the Buea area.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species merits effort to rediscover it and to assess population size and threats. It is possible, from the collection data available, that it may be restricted to the edge of the large town of Buea, and so threatened by urban expansion and proximity. Relocation of plants and promotion of the rarity of this species to those unwittingly threatening it should be considered.

Citation: Cheek, M. & Cable, S. 2000. Bulbophyllum modicum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 02 September 2014.
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