Psychotria lanceifolia 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Gentianales Rubiaceae

Scientific Name: Psychotria lanceifolia K.Schum.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 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)
P. lanceifolia is assessed as Vulnerable on the basis that it is known only from three locations, occupying only a few m² at each one. Clearance of forest for agriculture is suspected. If this is happening and the species is declining, then it would warant listing as Endangered under criterion B.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Cameroon: Bipinde-Kribi and Bakossi.
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Population [top]

Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Occurs along stream-sides, usually in lowland evergreen forest; 0–1,600 m alt.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Possibly threatened by clearance of forest for agriculture is suspected, but needs confirmation.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The collection sites should be resurveyed in order to (a) determine whether the taxon is still extant, (b) decide whether it is indeed rheophytic (restricted to water courses), and (c) determine whether it is threatened by human or other factors.

Citation: Cheek, M. 2004. Psychotria lanceifolia. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T46163A11033131. . Downloaded on 18 July 2018.
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