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

A Conservation Checklist

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.

508 pages | 85 color plates, 22 figures and maps | © 2004

Biological Sciences: Botany

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Table of Contents

List of Figures
New Names

Introductory Chapters
      The Checklist Area
      The Evolution of this Checklist
      The R.B.G., Kew Western Cameroon Specimen Database
      Statistical Summary
      The Physical Environment
      Endemic Vascular Plant Taxa
      Invasive, Alien and Weedy Plants
      Phytogeography and Refugia
      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
Index to Vascular Plant Checklist

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