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Red Data Book of the Flowering Plants of Cameroon

IUCN Global Assessments

Cameroon contains tropical Africa’s most species-diverse hotspots for plants. This addition to the Red Data Book of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources documents 815 rare threatened species in Cameroon, most of which have been assessed here for the first time. Since numerous species occur beyond Cameroon, the new assessments are also relevant to Nigeria and Gabon, as far west as Guinea, and as far east as Congo and Rwanda-Burundi. The authors provide short species descriptions to aid identification in the field, notes on habitats and threats, distribution maps, and management suggestions to promote better conservation. This will be an essential publication for the local and international conservation and environmental communities, the international extractive, agricultural, forestry, and development industries, local NGOs, and botanists.

578 pages | 180 color plates, 24 line draw | 8 x 11 3/4 | © 2011

Biological Sciences: Botany

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Table of Contents

List of Figures
Foreword by Mary Fosi
Foreword by Gren Lucas
Authors’ Preface
New Names
What is a Red Data Book?
The Evolution of this book
Cameroon, an Overview
Cameroon Red Data species in 1998
Cameroon Plant Conservation Checklists, the series so far
    1. Data-sources
    2. Global Conservation Assessments Of Species Data
Limitations: future work needed
Analysis of Results
Hotspots of threatened plant species in Cameroon
The Way forward: Plant Conservation in Cameroon
Family entries explained
Species entries explained
Bibliography for Introductory Chapters

Red data species entries:
Dicot families A–Z
Monocot families A–Z

Species map section

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