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Pseuderanthemum dispersum

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA SCROPHULARIALES ACANTHACEAE

Scientific Name: Pseuderanthemum dispersum
Species Authority: Milne-Redh.

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:
This robust herb or shrub appears rare throughout its range, and was recorded only once during the extensive inventory work in S.W. Province, Cameroon, during the 1980s and 1990s, a collection by D.W. Thomas at Bangem in north Bakossi. It has never been recorded in central or southern Bakossi or Mt Kupe and has not recently been found on Mt Cameroon.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Nigeria, Cross River State (3 coll.), Cameroon, S.W. Province: Bakossi (1 coll.), Mt Cameroon (1 coll.), Babenga nr. Limbe (1 coll.), S. Province: Bipinde (1 coll.).
Countries:
Native:
Cameroon; Nigeria
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Found in the undergrowth of mid- to low-elevation forest, 0–1,000 m alt.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): A continued decline in habitat is inferred by clearance of extensive areas of lowland and mid-elevation forest throughout its range for plantation agriculture and timber.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Atempts to rediscover this species on Mt Cameroon should be made. The collection from Bangem should be verified as the specimen was not available at Kew.

Citation: Darbyshire, I. 2004. Pseuderanthemum dispersum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 26 July 2014.
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