Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Myrtales Melastomataceae

Scientific Name: Amphiblemma amoenum
Species Authority: Jacq.-Fél.

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)
Known only from four collections, this prostrate herb was first described in 1976. Threatened by clearance of forest for agriculture and wood, only one location (Nta Ali) is protected by a reserve, as far as is known.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Cameroon, SW Province: northern Rumpi Hills to Nta Ali, western Bakossi Mts.
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

Current Population Trend: Decreasing
Additional data:

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Lowland to submontane forest, sometimes on rocks near streams; 850 m alt.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Threatened by clearance of forest for agriculture and wood: only one site (Nta Ali) is protected by a reserve, as far as is known.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: tTe known sites should be revisited and surveyed for the species to assess whether they are included in protected areas or not. Public education might help to reduce pressure on the surviving plants.

Citation: Cheek, M. 2004. Amphiblemma amoenum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T45890A11017949. . Downloaded on 08 October 2015.
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