Kupea martinetugei 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Liliopsida Triuridales Triuridaceae

Scientific Name: Kupea martinetugei Cheek & S.A.Williams

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered C1 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Cheek, M., Williams, S.A. & Etuge, M.
Reviewer(s): Hilton-Taylor, C. & Pollock, C.M. (Red List Programme Office)
A monotypic species known only from two small subpopulations with a total population size of less than 250 mature individuals. The population size is estimated to decline by more than 25% in the next generation (estimated at ca. 50 years).

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Known only from the Southwest Province of Cameroon where it has been recorded from the SW slopes of Mt Kupe above Kupe village.
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Population [top]

Current Population Trend:Decreasing
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This herb occurs in lowland to submontane evergreen forest; 720 m.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The forest in the Bakossi area is heavily threatened by logging activity, followed by agriculture.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Continued monitoring of the two known locations at Mt Kupe is advised. Verification of a possible new location at Onge Forest is required.

Citation: Cheek, M., Williams, S.A. & Etuge, M. 2004. Kupea martinetugei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T46369A11051964. . Downloaded on 24 April 2018.
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