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Vernonia bamendae

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA ASTERALES COMPOSITAE

Scientific Name: Vernonia bamendae
Species Authority: C. D. Adams

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 2.3
Year Published: 2000
Date Assessed: 2000-06-30
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor/s: Cheek, M. & Pollard, B.J.
Reviewer/s: Hilton-Taylor, C. & Mauric, A. (Red List Programme Office)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Known from Cameroon (Bamenda Highlands), and Nigeria (Mambilla Plateau). It is curious that despite collecting expeditions in 1996,1998 and 1999, this species has not been rediscovered from its type locality. It may be that it is not only narrowly endemic, but within its small range, extremely rare and possibly declining.
Countries:
Native:
Cameroon; Nigeria
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The species is found on grassy slopes, sometimes near forest boundary or in wet hollows (1,500-2,500 m altitude).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The current threats to this species are unknown, but the incidence of grazing and fire are likely to be important factors in the survival of this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species still awaits rediscovery in the Kilum-Ujim area. It may be extinct within the checklist area, in which case consideration might be given to its reintroduction, providing that a source of seed-bearing plants can be found.
Citation: Cheek, M. & Pollard, B.J. 2000. Vernonia bamendae. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 16 April 2014.
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