Uvariopsis submontana


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Uvariopsis submontana
Species Authority: Kenfack, Gosline & Gereau

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2014
Date Assessed: 2011-03-25
Assessor(s): Cheek, M.
Reviewer(s): Onana, J.-M.
Contributor(s): Gosline, G.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Lopez Poveda, L.
The 12 collections on Mt Kupe were made at three sites although they could be taken as one since proximity is close. Area of occupancy is 40 km². Extent of occurrence is calculated as 957 km².The site near Kupe village occurs very close to the upper level of cultivation and may be decimated if this level is elevated further. The absence of this species from the Bakossi Mts is notable. The original assessment from Cheek et al. (2004) of Endangered is maintained here.
2004 Endangered

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Recorded only from Cameroon: SW Region: Mt Kupe (12 coll.) and Rumpi Hills (1coll.) and Littoral Region: Yabassi-Yingui (1 coll. Kenfack 1602).
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Population [top]

Population: There is no information on the population size but it appears to be declining.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It grows in submontane evergreen forest, 840-1,200 m alt.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The species is threatened by habitat loss due to clearance of forest for agriculture, especially at the lower parts (below 1,000 m) of its altitudinal range.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is recommended that public education on the importance of this tree is given to assure its continued existence at its stronghold on Mt Kupe; a poster explaining this should be produced for local use.

Citation: Cheek, M. 2014. Uvariopsis submontana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 02 April 2015.
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