The Plants of Dom, Bamenda Highlands, Cameroon

A Conservation Checklist

Martin Cheek, Yvette Harvey, and Jean-Michel Onana

Martin Cheek, Yvette Harvey, and Jean-Michel Onana

Distributed for Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

162 pages | 50 color plates, 24 line drawings, 4 maps | 8 1/2 x 11 1/2 | © 2010
Paper $58.00 ISBN: 9781842463987 Published April 2010 For sale in Canada, Mexico, and the USA
Dom is located in the Bamenda Highlands of North West Region (formerly North West Province) of Cameroon, and is home not just to several hundred people, but to several areas of forest now protected, managed, and in the process of being enlarged by the people of Dom, guided by the Bamenda-based NGO Apiculture and Nature Conservation organisation (ANCO). These protected forest areas are among the last fragments of a much greater area of forest that occurred in the Kejojang Mountains.

This book describes the 356 species and varieties of plant discovered in the forests of Dom, to enable identification of the plant species within the checklist area, in particular those threatened with extinction – the highest priorities for conservation. To this end, details to aid the monitoring and management of each of the threatened taxa are given in a separate Red Data chapter, which includes line drawings.

This book is the fifth in a series of plant conservation checklists. Its predecessors dealt with the plants of Mt Cameroon (Cable & Cheek 1998), of Mt Oku and the Ijim Ridge (Cheek et al. 2000), Kupe, Mwanenguba and the Bakossi Mts (Cheek et al. 2004) and of Bali Ngemba Forest Reserve (Harvey et al. 2004)
Contents
List of figures
Acknowledgements
New Names
Foreword

The Checklist Area of Dom
   Martin Cheek

Dom, A Tiny Village in the Bamenda Highlands of Cameroon Swings into Prominence
   Paul Mzeka

Towards a Checklist of the Threatened Forest Remnants of Dom, Bamenda Highlands, Cameroon
   Yvette Harvey

A Brief History of the Noni People
   George Nkwanti

History of Forest Conservation in Dom
   Paul Mzeka

Forest Restoration in Dom
   Kenneth Tah

Introducing ANCO
   Paul Mzeka

Reforestation Work at ANCO
   Paul Mzeka

Geology, Geomorphology, Soils and Climate
   Martin Cheek

Vegetation
   Martin Cheek

Threats to the Forests of Dom and Kejojang
   Martin Cheek

The Evolution of this Checklist
   Martin Cheek

The History of Botanical Exploration at Dom
   Martin Cheek

Preliminary Ethnobotany of Dom
   Martin Cheek and the Fon of Dom

Endemic, Near-Endemic and New Taxa at Dom
   Martin Cheek

A New Epiphytic Species of Coleochloa (Cyperaceae) from Cameroon
   A. Muthama Muasya, Yvette Harvey, Martin Cheek, Kenneth Tah and David A. Simpson

Ardisia dom (Myrsinaceae) A New Shrub, Unique to the Forests of Dom
   Martin Cheek

Ardisia bamendae (Myrsinaceae) A New Name for the Montane Ardisia of the Cameroon Highlands
   Martin Cheek

Figures
Red Data Plant Species of Dom
   Martin Cheek
Bibliography
Read This First: Explanatory Notes to the Checklist
   Yvette Harvey
Vascular Plant Checklist
Dicotyledonae
Monocotyledonae
Pteridophyta
Index to Vascular Plant Checklist, Figures, Plates and Red Data Plants
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