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Staurogyne bicolor

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA SCROPHULARIALES ACANTHACEAE

Scientific Name: Staurogyne bicolor
Species Authority: (Mildbr.) Champl.

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:
Previously known from only three disjunct locations, the botanical inventory work of the 1980s-90s identified the Kupe-Bakossi region as highly important for this species, with six new locations from Bangem in the north to Nyale in the west and Mt Kupe in the east. It has not so far been collected on the slopes of Mt Cameroon or in neighbouring Nigeria and Bioko, Equatorial Guinea.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Cameroon, S.W. Province: Kupe-Bakossi (11 coll.), Mbu-Bakundu (1 coll.), S. Province: 15 km north of Kribi (1 coll.), Bipinde-Ebolowa (1 coll.).
Countries:
Native:
Cameroon
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: An understorey herb of mid-elevation to submontane forest, often near water, 700–1,400 m
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): As this species extends to forest below 1,000 m, it is threatened by widespread deforestation.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Protection of the remnant mid-elevation forest in Bakossi appears imperative for the survival of this species. Attempts should also be made to rediscover the disjunct populations in S. Province.

Citation: Darbyshire, I. 2004. Staurogyne bicolor. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 28 July 2014.
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