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Angraecum pyriforme

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA LILIOPSIDA ORCHIDALES ORCHIDACEAE

Scientific Name: Angraecum pyriforme
Species Authority: Summerh.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B2ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor/s: Pollard, B.J. & Darbyshire, I.
Reviewer/s: Zapfack, L. & Cribb, P.J. (Orchid Red List Authority)
Justification:
Although fairly widespread, this porrly known species is known only from seven collections made at six locations across three countries. It would therefore appear to have a small area of occupancy and there is continuing decline due to clearance of forest for conversion to agricultural small-holdings or plantations.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Ivory Coast (3 coll.); Nigeria (3 coll.); Cameroon (1 coll.).
Countries:
Native:
Cameroon; Côte d'Ivoire; Nigeria
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Occurs in forested areas at ca. 1,450 m alt.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Clearance of forest for conversion to agricultural small-holdings or plantations, particularly threatening the Nigerian and Ivory Coast sites where clearance has been widespread in recent decades although the Tai Forest is thought to remain intact.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Further orchid surveys are to be encouraged around Nyasoso to attempt to relocate this species and, if successful, introduce it to the CRES orchid garden there.
Citation: Pollard, B.J. & Darbyshire, I. 2004. Angraecum pyriforme. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 19 April 2014.
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