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Brachystephanus longiflorus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA SCROPHULARIALES ACANTHACEAE

Scientific Name: Brachystephanus longiflorus
Species Authority: Lindau

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B2ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Darbyshire, I.
Reviewer(s): Hilton-Taylor, C. & Pollock, C.M. (Red List Programme Office)
Justification:
The paucity of collections from Cameroon despite extensive survey work, and its absence from the Bakossi Mountains, Manengouba and the Bamenda Highlands, indicate that this species is highly restricted in range and there is contined habitat loss across the range.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Recorded from Nigeria, Ogoja (1 coll.); Bioko, Equatorial Guinea (3 coll.); and W. Cameroon, Mt Kupe (3 coll.), Mt Cameroon (2 coll.).
Countries:
Native:
Cameroon; Equatorial Guinea (Bioko); Nigeria
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Found in submontane and montane forest undergrowth, (1,000–)1,300–1,550 m alt.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Forest clearance threatens the Nigerian population.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: So long as forest remains largely undisturbed above 1,000 m, no intervention is required in Bioko or Cameroon; confirmation of its continued existence in Nigeria is required.

Citation: Darbyshire, I. 2004. Brachystephanus longiflorus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 August 2014.
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