Eugenia kameruniana Engl. (1899:291)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonyms: Myrtus kameruniana (Engl.) Kuntze in Deutsche Bot. Monatsschr. 21: 173 (1903); Eugenia hankeana H.J.P.Winkl. in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 41: 283 (1908)


Conservation Status

Last record: pre-1897 (Murphy et al., 2023:16)

Rediscovered in: 1970 (specimen) (Murphy et al., 2023:16); 20X0's (recognition) (see below)

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered


Although a specimen was collected 1970 (Bos 6928) (Murphy et al., 2023:16), this appears to have only come to light in recent years, having previously been missed (Cheek & Cable, 2000; Humphreys et al., 2019; Albani Rocchetti et al., 2022).



Mt. Cameroon, Cameroon


Biology & Ecology










Albani Rocchetti, Giulia, Carta, Angelino, Mondoni, Andrea, Godefroid, Sandrine, Davis, Charles C., Caneva, Giulia, Albrecht, Matthew A., Alvarado, Karla, Bijmoer, Roxali, Borosova, Renata, Bräuchler, Christian, Breman, Elinor, Briggs, Marie, Buord, Stephane, Cave, Lynette H., Da Silva, Nílber Gonçalves, Davey, Alexandra H., Davies, Rachael M., Dickie, John B., Fabillo, Melodina, Fleischmann, Andreas, Franks, Andrew, Hall, Geoffrey, Kantvilas, Gintaras, Klak, Cornelia, Liu, Udayangani, Medina, Leopoldo, Reinhammar, Lars Gunnar, Sebola, Ramagwai J., Schönberger, Ines, Sweeney, Patrick, Voglmayr, Hermann, White, Adam, Wieringa, Jan J., Zippel, Elke Zippel and Abeli, Thomas. (2022). Selecting the best candidates for resurrecting extinct-in-the-wild plants from herbaria. Nature Plants 8: 1385-1393. [Supplementary Tables S1-S6]

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

Cheek, M. and Cable, S. (2000). Eugenia kameruniana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. ( Downloaded on 31 January 2015.

Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Govaerts, R., Sobral, N., Ashton, P., Barrie, F., Holst, B. K., Landrum, L. L., Matsumoto, K., Fernanda Mazine, F., Nic Lughadha, E., Proença, C. et al. (2008). World Checklist of Myrtaceae: 1-455. Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Humphreys, Aelys M., Govaerts, Rafaël, Ficinski, Sarah Z., Lughadha, Eimear Nic and Vorontsova, Maria S. (2019). Global dataset shows geography and life form predict modern plant extinction and rediscovery. Nature Ecology & Evolution 3: 1043-1047. [Supplementary Dataset 1]

Murphy, Bruce, Onana, Jean Michel, Burgt, Xander M. van der, Ngansop Tchatchouang, Eric, Williams, Jenny, Tchiengué, Barthélemy and Cheek, Martin. (2023). Important Plant Areas of Cameroon. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. 302 pp. [automatic download]


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