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Dalbergia oligophylla

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA FABALES LEGUMINOSAE

Scientific Name: Dalbergia oligophylla
Species Authority: Hutch. & Dalziel

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered A2c+3c 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:
Threatened by forest clearance for agriculture and wood: the subpopulations at Bafut-Ngemba, Obudu Plateau and Muanenguba have quite possibly been lost due to this already. The Bamenda Highlands may once have been the main range of this species (judging by its existence at Bali-Ngemba and Bafut-Ngemba) but forest loss here has been as high as 25% between 1987–1995 in one area studied (Moat in Cheek et al. 2000). Overall, over 50% habitat loss is postulated over the last 100 years, and at least 50% of that which remains could be lost in the next century.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Cameroon: Mt Cameroon (4 coll.), Bafut-Ngemba (1 coll.), Bali-Ngemba (1 coll.), Mt Kupe (6 coll.) and Mwanenguba (1 coll.).
Countries:
Native:
Cameroon
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Found insubmontane and montane forest edge; (900–)1,500–2,000 m alt.
Systems: Terrestrial

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Unless Bali-Ngemba F.R. is protected from incursion more vigorously, the only hope for the survival of this species is the summit area of Mt Kupe and the upper tree line of Mt Cameroon both of which are reasonably secure from threat.

Citation: Cheek, M. 2004. Dalbergia oligophylla. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 31 July 2014.
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