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Kniphofia reflexa

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA LILIOPSIDA LILIALES ASPHODELACEAE

Scientific Name: Kniphofia reflexa
Species Authority: Hutchinson ex Codd

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered C1 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)
Justification:
The population estimated at less than 2,500 individuals with continuing decline.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The species is known from Kinkolong near the summit of Mt. Oku, Mbi crater, and Ijim Ridge.
Countries:
Native:
Cameroon
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It has been recorded from swamps or stream edges at 1,750-2,900 m altitude.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species has suffered from extensive recent habitat destruction.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Annual monitoring of the three sites is required to determine numbers of individuals, signs of damage to plants, and regeneration. Afua should be revisited to confirm that this species has indeed disappeared from the area. Similar sites to those already known should be searched for to discover potential new locations. Some evidence of fire scorching on the Afua specimens was noted, therefore some burning at the correct season may be required in management of habitat for this species or important for promoting flowering. Propagation by seed and replanting in, for example, Afua Swamp may be considered.

Citation: Cheek, M. & Pollard, B.J. 2000. Kniphofia reflexa. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 22 September 2014.
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