Macropodiella heteromorpha (Baill.) C.Cusset, Adansonia, ser . 2, 17(3): 298 (1978), C. Cusset, Adansonia, ser. 2, 17 (3): 298, 1978

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

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scientific name

Macropodiella heteromorpha (Baill.) C.Cusset, Adansonia, ser . 2, 17(3): 298 (1978)
status

 

34. Macropodiella heteromorpha (Baill.) C.Cusset, Adansonia, ser. 2, 17(3): 298 (1978)  

Sphaerothylax heteromorpha   Baill., Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Paris ii 876 (1890)

Macropodiella mildbraedii   Engl., Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 60(5): 466 (1926)

Type.

Gabon, Thollon 729 (holotype: P). Basionym: Sphaerothylax heteromorpha   Baill., Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Paris ii 876 (1890).

Specimens examined.

Makak Forest Reserve, P. Bamps 1453 (YA); Nyong River, near Mbalmayo, Mildbraed 7749, 7750 (B, U).

Habitat.

River rapids and waterfalls in tropical rainforests.

Distribution.

Cameroon (Fig. 25 View Figures 20–25 ), Côte d’Ivoire and Gabon.

Conservation status in Cameroon.

Macropodiella heteromorpha   is listed on http://www.iucnredlist.org as Vulnerable ( Ghogue 2010n). The taxon is known from four localities, and the area of occupancy is less than 500 km2 and the extent of occurrence estimated at 75 km2. At one of the localities ( Meve’ele waterfalls) it is proposed to build a hydropower dam. The species is threatened by habitat decline due to future dam construction. According to Ghogue (2010n) two other localities, Nyong River near Mbalmayo and the Mpoume waterfalls on the Nyong River near Makak, have been listed by Cusset (1987) for this species. These two sites have been surveyed by Ghogue but the species has not been seen or collected. M. heteromorpha   is, therefore, here reassessed as Critically Endangered. IUCN Red List Category: Critically Endangered CRB2ab (ii, iii).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

Malpighiales

Family

Podostemaceae

Genus

Macropodiella

Loc

Macropodiella heteromorpha (Baill.) C.Cusset, Adansonia, ser . 2, 17(3): 298 (1978)

Kuetegue, Felix, Sonke, Bonaventure & Ameka, Gabriel K. 2019
2019
Loc

Macropodiella mildbraedii

Engl 1926
1926
Loc

Sphaerothylax heteromorpha

Baill 1890
1890