Deinbollia saligna Keay, Bull. Jard. Bot. Etat Bruxelles 26: 193 (1956), Keay, Bull. Jard. Bot. Etat Bruxelles 26: 193, 1956

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

Deinbollia saligna Keay, Bull. Jard. Bot. Etat Bruxelles 26: 193 (1956)
status

 

Deinbollia saligna Keay, Bull. Jard. Bot. Etat Bruxelles 26: 193 (1956)  

Type.

Cameroon, Ndian, Kumba, 03 Mar 1936, Smith Cam 80/36 (holotype: K, K000093228; isotype: FHI).

Description.

Shrub or small tree up to 2.5 m tall; sparingly to much branched; branches thick; stems strong and flexible; leaves clustered terminally; lanceolate 6-10 × 0.5-1 cm; flowers white.

Specimens examined.

Canyon of Ntem, 20 km southwest of Nyabessan, 01 Dec 1982, B. A. Nkongmeneck 410 (YA); Mana River at Korup, 4°55'N, 8°50'E, 00 Dec 1983, D. W. Thomas 2205 (YA); Ndian, on Ndian (Mana) waterfall, 4°56'N, 8°51'E, 17 Jan 1985, D. W. Thomas 4268 (YA).

Habitat.

Inundated rocky bed and bank of rivers or streams.

Distribution.

Cameroon (Fig. 24 View Figures 20–25 ), Ghana and Nigeria.

Conservation status in Cameroon.

Deinbollia saligna   is listed on www.iucnredlist.org. It was assessed globally as Vulnerable (World Conservation Monitoring Centre, 1998). In Onana and Cheek (2011) the species was assessed for the Red data Checklist of Cameroon as Vulnerable. This taxon is currently known from four localities. The extent of occurrence of the species is estimated at less than 100 km2, and the area of occupancy is about 16 km2. The localities are threatened by proposals for dam construction and timber extraction. Based on these threats, and the continuous decline of vegetation cover in the area, extent and /or quality of habitat D. saligna   is here reassessed as Endangered: IUCN Red List Category: Endangered ENB2ab (ii, iii).