Homalium hypolasium 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Violales Flacourtiaceae

Scientific Name: Homalium hypolasium Mildbr.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered 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)
Described in the early 20th century from two collections from Rio Muni and NE of Yaoundé, there appears to have been no subsequent collection of H. hypolasium until 1985 at Mt Kupe. There is forest clearance at Mt Kupe and probably (site visits are needed to confirm this) at the other two locations.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Equatorial Guinea: Rio Muni; Cameroon: Yaoundé-Deng Deng and Mt Kupe (1 coll. each).
Countries occurrence:
Cameroon; Equatorial Guinea
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Found in lowland and submontane evergreen forest, to 1,100 m alt

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Forest clearance for agriculture and timber at Mt Kupe and probably (site visits needed to confirm) at the other two sites.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Mt Kupe offers the most likely opportunity of refinding this species. It is advised that an effort be made to do this, and if successful, that further individuals be sought and censured in the area, together with levels of regeneration. If refound, conservation education, perhaps in the form of a poster, is suggested to benefit the local population. Surveys at the other two sites should be conducted if possible.

Citation: Cheek, M. 2004. Homalium hypolasium. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T45458A10999833. . Downloaded on 25 June 2018.
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