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Cola cecidiifolia 

Scope: Global
Language: English
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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Malvales Malvaceae

Scientific Name: Cola cecidiifolia Cheek
Taxonomic Notes: When sterile, Cola cecidiifolia closely resembles C. flavo-velutina K. Schum. in leaf-blade shape, venation, colour and stipules

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered A2c+3c+4c ver 3.1
Year Published: 2003
Date Assessed: 2003-04-30
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Cheek, M.
Reviewer(s): Hilton-Taylor, C. & Pollock, C.M. (Red List Programme Office)
Justification:
This newly described species is a much-branched shrub that appears to be endemic to the foothill forests north and south of the main massif of Mt Cameroon. Within its range it appears to be rare and easily overlooked. It has been listed as Critically Endangered as all known sites for this species are believed to be on land threatened by clearance for plantations.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Endemic to the foothill forests north and south of the main massif of Mt Cameroon. Within its range it appears to be rare and easily overlooked.
Countries occurrence:
Native:
Cameroon
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Population [top]

Current Population Trend:Decreasing
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:A much-branched shrub of lowland evergreen rainforest; 0-100 m altitude.
Systems:Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): All known sites for this species are believed to be on land threatened by clearance for plantations.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Recorded within the Mokoko Forest Reserve.

Citation: Cheek, M. 2003. Cola cecidiifolia. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T43880A10828306. . Downloaded on 24 September 2018.
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