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Talbotiella velutina

Talbotiella velutina is a rare rainforest tree, which is only found in two localities.
Talbotiella velutina flower

Talbotiella velutina

Species information

Scientific name: 

Talbotiella velutina Burgt & Wieringa

Conservation status: 

Rated by the IUCN as Critically Endangered (CR D).


Primary rainforest on well-drained sandy soil, at 50 to 100 m above sea level, with annual rainfall of 5,030 mm.

Known hazards: 

None known.


Leguminosae/Fabaceae - Caesalpinioideae
Genus: Talbotiella

About this species

Talbotiella velutina was found during the set-up of a permanent plot in Korup National Park in Cameroon, a piece of work supervised by Prof. David Newbery of the University of Bern. Only 35 trees were found inside or near this plot. Four trees of this species have also been found in the forest of the village Besingi.


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