Ledermanniella variabilis (G.Taylor) C.Cusset, Adansonia ser 2, 14(2): 275 (1974), C. Cusset, Adansonia ser 2, 14 (2): 275, 1974

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

Ledermanniella variabilis (G.Taylor) C.Cusset, Adansonia ser 2, 14(2): 275 (1974)
status

 

31. Ledermanniella variabilis (G.Taylor) C.Cusset, Adansonia ser 2, 14(2): 275 (1974)  

Inversodicraeia variabilis   G.Taylor, Bull. Brit. Mus. (Nat. Hist.) Bot. 1: 75 (1953)

Type.

Cameroon, Manfe, Munaya, Keay FHI 28688, (holotype: K). Basionym: Inversodicraeia variabilis   G.Taylor, Bull. Brit. Mus. (Nat. Hist.) Bot. 1: 75 (1953).

Specimens examined.

Lobe waterfall, 7 km south of Kribi, J.J. Boss 3594 (WAG); Mamfe, Munaya River, Keay FHI 28688 (K).

Habitat.

River rapids and waterfalls.

Distribution.

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

Conservation status in Cameroon.

Ledermanniella variabilis   is listed on http://www.iucnredlist.org as Endangered ( Ghogue 2010l). Onana and Cheek (2011) reassessed this species as Endangered. The species is known from two localities and the area of occupancy and extent of occurrence are estimated to be less than 10 km2 each. The Lobe waterfall locality is a famous tourist attraction so there is a continuous decline in the quality of the habitat at this site. The species is here reassessed as Critically Endangered. IUCN Red List Category: Critically Endangered CRB1+2ab (ii, iii).