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Phyllanthus caesiifolius 

Scope: Global
Language: English
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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Malpighiales Phyllanthaceae

Scientific Name: Phyllanthus caesiifolius Petra Hoffm. & Cheek

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered C2a(i); D ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Cheek, M.
Reviewer(s): Hilton-Taylor, C. & Pollock, C.M. (Red List Programme Office)
Justification:
Neither of the two known subpopulations (ca. 15 km apart) contain more than 50 individuals. Since the species is stoloniferous, it is possible that each subpopulation consists oof a single individual that has reproduced apomictically (although each apomict is treated as an individual under the Red List criteria). There is continuing decline due to forest clearance for agriculture. This area has been extremely well collected.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Known only from Western Cameron: Kupe-Muanenguba division, Bakossi Mts.
Countries occurrence:
Native:
Cameroon
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Occurs in undisturbed submontane forest at 1,000–1,275 m.
Systems:Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Expanding agriculture and logging are the main threats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Continued surveys are advised in the altitudinal range indicated in the hope of discovering further sites for the taxon. Production of a conservation poster for use in Bakossi might help locate more sites and educate people as to the rarity of this species.

Citation: Cheek, M. 2004. Phyllanthus caesiifolius. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T45455A10999628. . Downloaded on 23 September 2018.
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