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Begonia adpressa

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA CUCURBITALES BEGONIACEAE

Scientific Name: Begonia adpressa
Species Authority: Sosef

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable 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)
Justification:
Described by Sosef in 1992, when only eight collections were known, all of which were from west of Bangemin in the northern Bakossi Mts apart from three collections immediately to the north in the Bamilike area, one to the west, in the Rumpi Hills, and one immediately to the east, at Mt Nlonako. To these six further collections from three sites have been added since 1995, one from Kupe village, one from Nyasoso, the others all from Kodmin. This constitutes nine locations and an area of occupancy of 14 km² calculated at 1 km² per collection. The habitat quality at the Bakossi site is projected to remain stable if proposed conservation methods come to pass, but at all other sites except the Rumpi Hills, natural forest at this taxon’s altitude range are under severe pressure, or have been eliminated.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Recorded from Cameroon: Kupe-Bakossi, Rumpi Hills, Mt Nlonako, S. Bamboutos (8 pre-1995 coll.).
Countries:
Native:
Cameroon
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Occurs as a terrestrial herb and on rocks in forest, 1,000–1,750 m alt.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Threatened by forest clearance for timber, followed by agriculture.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The future for Begonia adpressa seems bleak outside of the Rumpi Hills and Bakossi Mts However, at these last sites it seems secure if proposed conservation measures are respected.

Citation: Cheek, M. 2004. Begonia adpressa. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 30 October 2014.
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