Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Liliopsida Orchidales Orchidaceae

Scientific Name: Liparis goodyeroides
Species Authority: Schltr.

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: There has been one collection of this species in Nigeria and three collections in west Cameroon, one of which was from Mt. Cameroon. The type collection is from Moliwe and the only other collections known are from south of Ngu at the Plain of Mbaw, Takamanda, and the Niger Estuary.
Countries occurrence:
Cameroon; Nigeria
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Terrestrial in evergreen forest usually of foothills.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Forest clearance for agriculture (particularly plantations) and firewood.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Although this species was not rediscovered in the botanical inventory of Mabeta-Moliwe in 1992, nor in 1993, it may not yet be extinct on Mt. Cameroon, and efforts should be made to rediscover it in Mabeta-Moliwe.

Citation: Cheek, M. & Cable, S. 2000. Liparis goodyeroides. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2000: e.T39580A10242145. . Downloaded on 10 October 2015.
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