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Eurypetalum unijugum

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA FABALES LEGUMINOSAE

Scientific Name: Eurypetalum unijugum
Species Authority: Harms

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:
Although widespread in Cameroon, the rarity of this species makes it vulnerable to forest clearance. At S. Bakundu, yam farming has threatened the forest (Cable and Cheek 1998) while at Campo, extensive illegal commercial logging was observed in February 1998 (M. Cheek pers. obs.).

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Cameroon: Baduma, S Bakundu, Lake Ejagham, Campo (each 1 coll.), Bipinde (3 coll.).
Countries:
Native:
Cameroon
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Occurs in lowland evergreen forest; 0–400 m alt.
Systems: Terrestrial

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Both the Baduma and Ejagham collections record the species as locally abundant and at the second site profuse regeneration was recorded. This may be a gregarious, grove forming species, which reduces the likelihood of extinction at any one site due to loss of a single individual. Surveys are advised at all known sites to assess the state and size of subpopulations and to investigate how well these sites are protected. This information could form the basis of a species management plan.

Citation: Cheek, M. 2004. Eurypetalum unijugum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 22 September 2014.
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