Ritchiea afzelii Gilg (1903)




Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: 1899 (Couch et al., 2019)

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)





Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Gilg, E. 1903. Capparidaceae Africanae, Beiträge zue Flora von Afrika. Botanische Jahrbücher fur Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie. 33(2): 209-230.


Other references:

Bachman, S., Moat, J., Hill, A.W., de la Torre, J. and Scott, B. 2011. Supporting Red List threat assessments with GeoCAT: geospatial conservation assessment tool. In: V. Smith and L. Penev (eds) e-Infrastructures for data publishing in biodiversity science. Zookeys 150: 117–126.

Couch, C., Cheek, M., Haba, P. M., Molmou, D., Williams, J., Magassouba, S., Doumbouya, S. & Diallo, Y. M. (2019). Threatened habitats and Important Plant Areas (TIPAs) of Guinea, west Africa. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Lisowski, S. 2009. Flore (Angiospermes) de la République de Guinée. Jardin Botanique National de Belgique, Meise.

Okoni-Williams, A. D.; Thompson, H. S.; Wood, P.; Koroma, A. P.; Robertson, P. A. 2001. Sierra Leone. In: Fishpool, L.D.C.; Evans, M.I. (ed.), Important Bird Areas in Africa and associated islands: Priority sites for conservation, pp. 769-778. Pisces Publications and BirdLife International (BirdLife Conservation Series No.11), Newbury and Cambridge, UK.

R.W.J. Keay (ed.). 1954. Flora of West Tropical Africa, Vol. 1 Part 1. Crown Agents for Oversea Governments and Administrations, London.

Williams, E. & Cheek, M. 2019. Ritchiea afzelii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019: e.T116127063A116127072. Accessed on 08 July 2022.


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