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Polystachya superposita

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA LILIOPSIDA ORCHIDALES ORCHIDACEAE

Scientific Name: Polystachya superposita
Species Authority: Reichb.f.

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: Recorded from Bioko (one collection), Mt. Cameroon (two pre-1988 collections) and Mt. Oku. No recent collections are known.
Countries:
Native:
Equatorial Guinea (Bioko)
Introduced:
Cameroon
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: An epiphytic species growing in submontane and montane forest at c. 900-2000 m. alt.
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. Polystachya superposita. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 22 October 2014.
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