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Eriocaulon bamendae

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA LILIOPSIDA ERIOCAULALES ERIOCAULACEAE

Scientific Name: Eriocaulon bamendae
Species Authority: S.M. Phillips

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)
Justification:
Area of occupancy less than 100km².

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from Cameroon (Mt. Oku, the Ijim Ridge, and the Bamenda Highlands), and Nigeria (Mayo Daga).
Countries:
Native:
Cameroon; Nigeria
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The plant occurs on basalt pavement, i.e., thin, peaty, seasonally waterlogged soil in the cracks between blocks of basalt; with Utricularia scandens, Loudetia simplex and Scleria interrupta (circa. 1,700-2,500 m altitude).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The species is vulnerable, above all, to changes to the water table. Drainage of swamps or conversely, flooding for use as reservoirs would threaten this species with extinction. The species is also vulnerable to trampling by cattle.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: A population census of the known sites should be completed, and the sites monitored for changes in numbers of individuals annually. Information on the demography of this species is deficient. Work is needed to discover the relative importance and levels of recruitment from division of clumps, seeds and parthenogenesis from viviparous capitula.

Citation: Cheek, M. & Pollard, B.J. 2000. Eriocaulon bamendae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 01 August 2014.
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