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Anthospermum asperuloides

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA RUBIALES RUBIACEAE

Scientific Name: Anthospermum asperuloides
Species Authority: Hook.f.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Lower Risk/near threatened 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: A. asperuloides is known from Bioco, Mt. Cameroon, the Bamboutos Mountains, and the Bamenda Highlands, Cameroon.
Countries:
Native:
Cameroon; Equatorial Guinea (Bioko)
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It has been collected from upper montane grassland and scrub areas at 2,400-3,000 m altitude.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Current threats to the population are unknown, but it is thought that grazing, fire, and trampling, known to occur in this habitat, may have adverse effects on the species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: A survey of this species on Mt. Oku is required to determine numbers of plants, their distribution, regeneration levels, and current threats to the species.

Citation: Cheek, M. & Pollard, B.J. 2000. Anthospermum asperuloides. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 September 2014.
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