Genyorchis micropetala 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Liliopsida Orchidales Orchidaceae

Scientific Name: Genyorchis micropetala (Lindl.) Schltr.
Bulbophyllum micropetalum Lindl.

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): Pollard, B.J. & Darbyshire, I.
Reviewer(s): Zapfack, L. & Cribb, P.J. (Orchid Red List Authority)
Known from five disjunct locations and with an area of occupancy of < 500 km². There is continuing decline due to small-scale forest clearance of montane forest on Bioko (Equatorial Guinea) and in Cameroon. Although this is currently limited within this species’ altitudinal range, expansion of agriculture into higher altitudes is likely to occur in the near future because of growing food demands.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Equatorial Guinea: Bioko (3 coll. at 3 sites); Cameroon (3 coll. at 2 sites).
Countries occurrence:
Cameroon; Equatorial Guinea (Bioko)
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Occurs in forested areas at ca. 1,330–1,800 m alt.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Attempt to relocate this species in its Biokan and Cameroonian locations, and introduce it into cultivation. Further investigation of material from the Congo is needed in order to confirm its identity; the conservation status would be reassessed as VU under criterion B, if it is shown to belong to this species.

Citation: Pollard, B.J. & Darbyshire, I. 2004. Genyorchis micropetala. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T46359A11046045. . Downloaded on 26 April 2018.
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