Afrothismia baerae Cheek (2004 "2003":951)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Missing (Cheek et al., 2023)

Last record: 2003 or before (Cheek et al., 2023)

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered



Shimba Hills National Reserve, Kenya


Anatomy & Morphology



Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Cheek, Martin. (2003). A new species of Afrothismia (Burmanniaceae) from Kenya. Kew Bulletin 58: 951-955.


Other references:

Cheek, Martin et al. (2023). Gymnosiphon fonensis (Burmanniaceae) a new Critically Endangered species from Simandou, Republic of Guinea, W. Africa. biorXiv preprint.

Eastern Arc Mountains & Coastal Forests CEPF Plant Assessment Project. (2009). Afrothismia baerae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009: e.T158066A5185926. Accessed on 25 February 2023.

Govaerts, R., Wilkin, P. and Saunders, R.M.K. (2007). World Checklist of Dioscoreales. Yams and their allies: 1-65. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. 


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