Saxicolella nana Engl., Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 60(4): 456 (1926), Engl., Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 60 (4): 456, 1926

Kuetegue, Felix, Sonke, Bonaventure & Ameka, Gabriel K., 2019, A checklist of rheophytes of Cameroon, PhytoKeys 121, pp. 81-131: 81

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Saxicolella nana Engl., Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 60(4): 456 (1926)


39. Saxicolella nana Engl., Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 60(4): 456 (1926)  


Cameroon, near Mbalmayo, Mildbraed 7749a (holotype: B; isotype: U).

Specimens examined.

Cameroon, near Mbalmayo, Nyong River, 644 m alt, Mildbraed 7749a (YA); 11°27'N, 3°22'E, 28 Feb 2007, M. Kato, R. Imaichi, S. Koi, & N. Katayama CMR-129 (YA).


River rapids and waterfalls.


Cameroon (Fig. 25 View Figures 20–25 ).

Conservation status in Cameroon.

Saxicolella nana   is listed on as Vulnerable ( Ghogue 2010q). Onana and Cheek (2011) assessed this species as Critically Endangered, since at that time it had not been collected since the first collection many years ago. The taxon is endemic to Cameroon and is known from only Nyong River near Mbalmayo. The species was, however, collected again by Kato and associates in 2007. The area of occupancy of this species can be estimated to be less than 20 km2. The extent of occurrence -estimated to be less than 2 km2. The main threat is agricultural activity. The species is here reassessed as Endangered. IUCN Red List Category: Endangered ENB2ab (ii, iii).