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Strychnos elaeocarpa

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA GENTIANALES LOGANIACEAE

Scientific Name: Strychnos elaeocarpa
Species Authority: Gilg ex Leeuwenberg

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:
Known from only ten collections at six locations. As a rare lowland species of restricted distribution this taxon is highly vulnerable (see threats below).

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Cameroon: Edea-Kribi 58–65 km, Kumba-Mamfe mile 15, Loum-Kumba at Mungo Bridge, Likumba-Tiko, Mt Cameroon (Mabeta-Moliwe and Onge).
Countries:
Native:
Cameroon
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Occurs in lowland evergreen forest; 50–200 m alt.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Threatened by clearance of forest for agriculture, both Small-holder (Kumba-Mamfe) and large-scale plantation (Likomba-Tiko, where forest is now absent, and both Onge and Mabeta-Moliwe, scheduled for CDC plantation expansion); also building sand extraction at Mungo Bridge.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: A is usual with lianas, this taxon is probably often overlooked. More intensive surveys in the Mungo River and Bakossi Forest Reserves might locate subpopulations which, if those boundaries are respected, are reasonably secure. This aside, no known site for the species appears to be within an officially protected area.

Citation: Cheek, M. 2004. Strychnos elaeocarpa. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 July 2014.
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