Crassocephalum bauchiense 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Asterales Asteraceae

Scientific Name: Crassocephalum bauchiense (Hutch.) Milne-Redh.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B2ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Cheek, M.
Reviewer(s): Hilton-Taylor, C. & Pollock, C.M. (Red List Programme Office)
This erect blue-flowered herb is known from nine montane sites in Lower Guinea. If new sites are discovered it may be downgraded to NT, especially in view of the fact that little data are available regarding loss of its habitat.

Since the assessment was done the range of this taxon is now believed to extend to Congo (Kinshasa) and Uganda (Beentje, pers. comm.) which may diminish the threat to this taxon when reassessed.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Nigeria: Bauchi Plateau, Jos Plateau, Pawpaw Mt, Amedzefe (1 coll. each); Equatorial Guinea: Bioko (3 coll.); Cameroon: Bakossi (3 coll. at 2 sites), Mt Cameroon (11 coll.), Mt Oku (6 coll.).
Countries occurrence:
Cameroon; Equatorial Guinea (Bioko); Nigeria
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Occurs in open woodland, savanna, forest edge; 900–2,000 m alt.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Clearance of trees for agriculture and wood.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Management suggestions: the effect of forest loss on this, and other rare, sun-loving Compositae, many of which share the same range of habitats, is poorly understood. Research is needed to redress this. Limited 'habitat destruction' at intervals of years, in the form of fires or limited long-fallow small-holder agriculture or small scale tree felling may be helpful to the survival of such taxa by keeping their habitat open and allowing establishment of probably short-lived perennials such as these.

Citation: Cheek, M. 2004. Crassocephalum bauchiense. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T45444A10998792. . Downloaded on 18 September 2018.
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