Overview

Distribution

Range Description

Occurring in an area extending from south-east Nigeria into Cameroon. The largest, if not the only, remaining subpopulations to occur in the Oban Division of the Cross River National Park in Nigeria and the contiguous Korup National Park in Cameroon. This is the only member of the genus.
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Global Distribution

Apparently narrow endemic of SE Nigeria and Korup area

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Physical Description

Diagnostic Description

Small tree to about 20 cm dbh, 10 m tall, often in swamps. Flowers large, bisexual, fruits animal-dispersed.

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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
An unusual small tree, which occurs in swamp forests (where it is gregarious, M. Cheek, pers. obs.) and submontane forest near streams; 2001,000 m alt.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
VU
Vulnerable

Red List Criteria
A2c

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2004
  • Needs updating

Assessor/s
Darbyshire, I. & Cheek, M.

Reviewer/s
Hilton-Taylor, C. & Pollock, C.M. (Red List Programme Office)

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Justification
The previous assessment of VU B1+2ac (Oldfield et al. 1998) was based on information from Klaus Schmitt on its status in Nigeria: "Occurring in an area extending from south-east Nigeria into Cameroon. The largest, if not the only, remaining population occurs in the Oban Division of the Cross River National Park in Nigeria and the contiguous Korup National Park in Cameroon". However, it is now known that the species extends into the Rumpi Hills and into the Bakossi Mts, so that 13 locations are known (I. Darbyshire pers. obs.). Accordingly, the taxon is no longer threatened under criterion B and so is reassessed here under criterion A, it being suspected that over 30 % of its habitat has been lost in the last 100 years, largely in Nigeria, based on the statement of Schmitt.

History
  • 1998
    Vulnerable (VU)
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Rare

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Population

Population Trend
Decreasing
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Threats

Major Threats
Forests outside protected areas have largely been logged and cleared for commercial crops and subsistence farming.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
Occurring in two national parks.
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Wikipedia

Crateranthus talbotii

Crateranthus talbotii is a species of woody plant in the Lecythidaceae family. It is found in Cameroon and Nigeria. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical swamps. It is threatened by habitat loss.

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