The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Afrothismia pachyantha Schlechter



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1905

Rediscovered in October 1995 or October 1996

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered


Extinct in the wild?



Mt. Cameroon & Mt. Kupe, Cameroon


Biology & Ecology










Cable, S. and Cheek, M. 1998. The Plants of Mount Cameroon, A Conservation Checklist. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Cheek, M. 2004. Afrothismia pachyantha. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T39539A10246294. Downloaded on 20 November 2016.

Cheek, Martin and Cable, Stuart. (1997). Plant inventory for conservation management: the Kew-Earthwatch programme in Western Cameroon, 1993-96, pp. 29-38. In: Doolan, Seán. African Rainforests and the Conservation of Biodiversity. Proceedings of the Limbe Conference, Limbe Botanic Garden, Cameroon, 17-24 January 1997. Earthwatch Europe. [p. 34]

Hilton-Taylor, C. 2000. 2000 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

Sainge, Moses N.; Chuyong, George B.; Peterson, A. Townsend. (2017). Endemism and geographic distribution of African Thismiaceae. Plant Ecology and Evolution 150(3): 304-312. [Abstract]


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