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 B2ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Cheek, M.
Reviewer(s): Hilton-Taylor, C. & Pollock, C.M. (Red List Programme Office)
Known from only two localities in Cameroon. The twelve collections on Mt Kupe were made at three sites. 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.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Cameroon: Mt Kupe (12 coll.), Yabassi-Yingui (1 coll. fide Kenfack).
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Occurs in submontane evergreen forest, 840–1,200 m alt. In January, the gnarled trunks of this medium-sized canopy tree are largely covered in big pink, fleshy, velvety-hairy flowers.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Clearance of forest for agriculture, especially at the lower parts (below 1,000 m) of its altitudinal range.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Public education of the importance of this tree is advisable to assure its continued existence at its stronghold at Mt Kupe. A poster explaining this should be produced for local use.

Citation: Cheek, M. 2004. Uvariopsis submontana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <>. Downloaded on 21 October 2014.
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