Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Liliopsida Orchidales Orchidaceae

Scientific Name: Genyorchis platybulbon
Species Authority: Schlechter

Assessment Information [top]

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

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Known only from two collections made on Mt Cameroon. A third collection from Douala-Edea awaits confirmation, but may well extend the range of this species.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: An epihyte in lowland evergreen forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Forest clearance for agriculture, particularly plantations, and urban spread.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Effort should be made to rediscover this species and protect it.

Citation: Cheek, M. & Cable, S. 2000. Genyorchis platybulbon. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2000: e.T39577A10249250. . Downloaded on 07 October 2015.
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