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Record number 454529
Title Rinorea calcicola (Violaceae), an endangered new species from south-eastern Gabon
Author(s) Velzen, R. van; Wieringa, J.J.
Source Phytotaxa 167 (2014)3. - ISSN 1179-3155 - p. 267 - 275.
Department(s) EPS
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2014
Keyword(s) leguminosae-papilionoideae - rain-forest - cameroon - african
Abstract Rinorea calcicola, endemic to south-eastern Gabon, is described as a new species. Its most striking characteristic is the laminate fruit, a character so far only known for R. zenkeri. Rinorea calcicola has a limited distribution and appears to be restricted to limestone outcroppings. We have assessed it as endangered—EN B1ab(ii,iii,iv,v)—according to IUCN criteria. Morphological affinities of R. calcicola are discussed, and a key to R. zenkeri and the Gabonese species of Rinorea with textured fruits is given. The new species is one of many endemic species from the same region, and we recommend that a study of their distribution and ecology is undertaken to inform conservation planning. Because of the presence of so many narrow endemic species in the region, we suggest that the area be considered for protected status.
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