|Scientific Name:||Aneilema silvaticum|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Vulnerable B2ab(iii) ver 3.1|
|Reviewer/s:||Hilton-Taylor, C. & Pollock, C.M. (Red List Programme Office)|
Despite an apparently wide range, this species is only known from seven locations. The area of occupancy for this species is far below the 2,000 km² threshold for criterion B. Where M. Cheek (pers. obs.) has seen the species, it only occupied a site of about 4–5 m². There is assumed to be continuing due to clearance of lowland forest for timber and/or agriculture across the entire range. However, one specimen was recorded as being from farm fallow, so A. silvaticum may be favoured by limited forest disturbance. It is certainly much rarer in the Cameroon (only 2 collections) than A. beniniense (10 collections) with which it is most likely to be confused. Its apparent rarity may partly be attributed to its small and inconspicuous habit.
|Range Description:||Known from three collections in Nigeria, three in Congo (Kinshasa) and two in Cameroon.
Occurs in lowland forest; 300–880 m alt.
Native:Cameroon; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Nigeria
|Range Map:||Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.|
|Conservation Actions:||Better policing and higher protection of existing forest reserves would help secure the future of this species. Further intensive survey work is likely to yield additional sites.|
|Citation:||Cheek, M. 2004. Aneilema silvaticum. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 22 May 2013.|
|Feedback:||If you see any errors or have any questions or suggestions on what is shown on this page, please fill in the feedback form so that we can correct or extend the information provided|