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Warneckea cordiformis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Myrtales Melastomataceae

Scientific Name: Warneckea cordiformis R.D.Stone
Taxonomic Source(s): Stone, R.D. 2013. Warneckea cordiformis sp. nov. (Melastomataceae–Olisbeoideae) from a coastal dry forest in northern Mozambique. Nordic Journal of Botany 31(1): 113-117 (DOI: 10.1111/j.1756-1051.2012.01804.x).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B1ab(i,ii,iii,iv,v) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2014
Date Assessed: 2014-03-07
Assessor(s): Cheek, M. & Darbyshire, I.
Reviewer(s): Timberlake, J., Luke, W.R.Q., Burrows, J.E. & Raimondo, D.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Harvey, Y.
Justification:
Known from a single location from where there have been five specimen collections. The taxon is fairly common in the understorey of this dry forest, which currently extends 10.5 x 3.7 km at the widest as viewed on Google Earth and from which a likely area of occupancy and extent of occurrence of 25-35 km2 is estimated. Ongoing threats are continual clearing for subsistence agriculture, and cutting for poles (Timberlake et al. 2011). The Namacubi forest, the only known location for the species, is at immediate risk of being bisected by a new road for the oil and gas industry. This will increase access to and clearance of the forest. This species therefore qualifies for listing as Critically Endangered under criterion B1.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Known from a single location, the Namacubi (Banana) Forest, west of Quiterajo in Cabo Delgado Province, Northern Mozambique.
Countries occurrence:
Native:
Mozambique
Additional data:
Estimated area of occupancy (AOO) - km2:25-35Continuing decline in area of occupancy (AOO):Yes
Estimated extent of occurrence (EOO) - km2:25-35
Continuing decline in extent of occurrence (EOO):Yes
Number of Locations:1Continuing decline in number of locations:Yes
Lower elevation limit (metres):90
Upper elevation limit (metres):125
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Population [top]

Population:Numbers of individuals are unknown but may number in the hundreds.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Continuing decline of mature individuals:Yes
Continuing decline in subpopulations:Yes

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Grows in dry semi-deciduous coastal forest dominated by Guibourtia schliebenii on sandy soil at 90-125 m altitude. Locally abundant within its limited area.
Systems:Terrestrial
Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:Yes

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: There is no known use for this species.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Ongoing threats are continual clearing for subsistence agriculture and cutting for poles (Timberlake et al. 2011). Namacubi forest, the only known location for the species, is at immediate risk of being bisected by a new road for the oil and gas industry. This will increase access to and clearance of the forest.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are currently no conservation actions recorded for this species. It does not occur in a protected area.

Citation: Cheek, M. & Darbyshire, I. 2014. Warneckea cordiformis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2014: e.T56580943A56580963. . Downloaded on 21 September 2018.
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