Mount Nissus

Colline Ngwon

CAM053
Mount Nissus

Country: Cameroon

Administrative region: South (Region)

Central co-ordinates: 2.83100 N, 10.16600 E

Qualifying IPA Criteria

IPA assessment rationale

x

Site description

x

Botanical significance

Calvoa zenkeri (not evaluated)

Habitat and geology

Forêt biafréenne à Césalpiniacées sur soubassement de Gneiss.
"This is the only rocky hill in this area visible from the road. A quarry is planned, to extract rocks for the building of a railway line for iron ore transport. Upgrading the road Kribi - Ebolowa may also result in rocks extracted from this hill." "Forest on well-drained soil on steep rocky slope."

Conservation issues

Site assessor(s)

IPA criterion A species

Species Qualifying sub-criterion ≥ 1% of global population ≥ 5% of national population 1 of 5 best sites nationally Entire global population Socio-economically important Abundance at site
Cola elegans Pierre ex Breteler A(i) True True True False False
Daniellia glandulosa Estrella A(i), A(iii), A(iv) True True True True False

Cola elegans Pierre ex Breteler

Qualifying sub-criterion:
A(i)
≥ 1% of global population:
True
≥ 5% of national population:
True
1 of 5 best sites nationally:
True
Entire global population:
False
Socio-economically important:
False
Abundance at site:

Daniellia glandulosa Estrella

Qualifying sub-criterion:
A(i), A(iii), A(iv)
≥ 1% of global population:
True
≥ 5% of national population:
True
1 of 5 best sites nationally:
True
Entire global population:
True
Socio-economically important:
False
Abundance at site:

Recommended citation

(2024) Tropical Important Plant Areas Explorer: Mount Nissus (Cameroon). https://tipas.kew.org/site/mount-nissus/ (Accessed on 27/05/2024)