Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Fabales Leguminosae

Scientific Name: Crotalaria ledermannii
Species Authority: Baker f.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 2.3
Year Published: 2000
Date Assessed: 2000-06-30
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: This species is known from Cameroon (Manenguba Mountains, and the Bamenda Highlands), and Nigeria (Mambilla Plateau). There is also a recent collection from Bali-Ngemba.
Countries occurrence:
Cameroon; Nigeria
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It has been recorded from grassland and forest edge areas (1,200–2,200 m altitude).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Current threats to the species are unknown, but conversion of land to cultivation and grazing areas, trampling, or fires may be the main sources. This is an annual or short-lived perennial species and a deleterious change in the habitat or poor seed set in one year could reduce the population within 12 months.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The natural habitat of Crotalaria ledermannii is not well characterized. More research is needed to rectify this. A survey to find the range of this species and levels of regeneration is recommended.

Citation: Cheek, M. & Pollard, B.J. 2000. Crotalaria ledermannii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2000: e.T39735A10261226. . Downloaded on 05 October 2015.
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