Kupea jonii Cheek (2004 "2003":940)

Jon's kupea



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Missing [by implication] (Thomson & Cheek, 2020)

Last record: 28 April 2001 (Cheek, 2004 "2003":941)


Thomas & Cheek (2020) note that Kihansia lovettii, also only known from the Njerera Forest Reserve (Cheek, 2004 "2003"; Ndangalasi, 2021b), "has never been seen since it was first collected, despite dedicated searches over several years". Such searches would presumably have also looked for Kupea jonii.



Udzungwa Mountains, Tanzania


Anatomy & Morphology



Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Cheek, Martin. (2004 "2003"). Kupeaeae, a new tribe of Triuridaceae from Africa. Kew Bulletin 58: 939-949.


Other references:

Govaerts, R. H. A. (2011). World checklist of selected plant families published update Facilitated by the Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Ndangalasi, H. (2021a). Kupea jonii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2021: e.T205444540A205875948. Accessed on 26 December 2023.

Ndangalasi, H. (2021b). Kihansia lovettii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2021: e.T205444319A206197972. Accessed on 26 December 2023.

Thomson, Lex A. J. and Cheek, Martin. (2020). Discovered online: Hibiscus hareyae sp. nov. of sect. Lilibiscus (Malvaceae), threatened in coastal thicket at Lindi, Tanzania. Kew Bulletin 75: 51.


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