Plants of Kupe, Mwanenguba and the Bakossi Mountains, Cameroon: a conservation checklist: A Conservation Checklist

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With 2,412 species described, of which 232 are assessed as globally threatened and 82 as strictly endemic, from an area of 2,390 square kilometers, this book records what now appears to be Tropical Africa's richest documented centre of diversity. Yet, in 1993, only 123 species were listed from Mount Kupe!

Detailed chapters are included on Red Data plant species, vegetation, the physocal environment, ethnobotany and medicinal plants, sacred groves, the vertebrate fauna, invasive ...

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Overview

With 2,412 species described, of which 232 are assessed as globally threatened and 82 as strictly endemic, from an area of 2,390 square kilometers, this book records what now appears to be Tropical Africa's richest documented centre of diversity. Yet, in 1993, only 123 species were listed from Mount Kupe!

Detailed chapters are included on Red Data plant species, vegetation, the physocal environment, ethnobotany and medicinal plants, sacred groves, the vertebrate fauna, invasive alien and weedy plants, the protected areas system, together with chapters on macrofungi and bryophytes.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781842460740
  • Publisher: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • Publication date: 1/15/2004
  • Pages: 508
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 11.70 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Martin Cheek is a botanist in the Wet Tropics of Africa Team, based at the Herbarium, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Jean-Michel Onana is a botanist based at the IRAD-National Herbarium of Cameroon.

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Table of Contents


List of Figures
Preface
Acknowledgements
New Names
Foreword

Introductory Chapters
      The Checklist Area
      The Evolution of this Checklist
      The R.B.G., Kew Western Cameroon Specimen Database
      Statistical Summary
      The Physical Environment
      Vegetation
      Endemic Vascular Plant Taxa
      Invasive, Alien and Weedy Plants
      Phytogeography and Refugia
      Ethnobotany
      Medicinal Plant Systematics and Value in Bakossi
      Bryophytes and Water Capture
      Notes on the Macrofungi
      The Vertebrate Fauna
      The Protected Areas System
      Sacred Groves
Red Data Taxa of Kupe, Mwanenguba and Bakossi Mts
Taxon Red Data Treatments (incl. colour plates 1 to 16)
Read This First! Explanatory Notes for the Checklist
Plant References and Bibliography
Vascular Plant Checklist
      Dicotyledonae
      Monocotyledonae
      Gymnospermae
      Pteridophyta
Index to Vascular Plant Checklist

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