Bulbophyllum tampoketsense 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Liliopsida Asparagales Orchidaceae

Scientific Name: Bulbophyllum tampoketsense H.Perrier

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct) B2ab(iii,v) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2015
Date Assessed: 2015-03-27
Assessor(s): Members of the IUCN SSC Madagascar Plant Specialist Group
Reviewer(s): Rabakonandrianina, E., Rajaovelona, L.R. & Rarinirina, M.
Contributor(s): Ramandimbisoa, B. & Ravololomanana, N.
Bulbophyllum tampoketsense has an area of occupancy (AOO) of 9 km2 and occurs in only one subpopulation, representing one location. This species is not present within protected areas and it experiences continuing decline due to illicit collection and deforestation. It is therefore assessed as Critically Endangered and is Possibly Extinct as it was last seen in the wild in 1923. Further field research is recommended for the species.
Date last seen: 1923

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is endemic to Madagascar where it grows in the province of Antananarivo at elevations of 1,500 to 1,999 m asl (Hermans et al. 2007).
Countries occurrence:
Additional data:
Estimated area of occupancy (AOO) - km2:9
Number of Locations:1
Lower elevation limit (metres):1500
Upper elevation limit (metres):1999
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Population [top]

Population:There is one subpopulation of this species, known from the collection of the type specimen at Ankazobe.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
No. of subpopulations:1
All individuals in one subpopulation:Yes

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This epiphyte grows in subhumid forests.

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is harvested for ornamental use.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species is threatened by illicit collection and deforestation caused by annual wildfire and small-scale wood harvesting for subsistence living.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is not present within protected areas. It is included in Appendix II of CITES.

Citation: Members of the IUCN SSC Madagascar Plant Specialist Group. 2015. Bulbophyllum tampoketsense. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T68501391A68700609. . Downloaded on 21 September 2018.
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