Kew Bulletin

, 64:129

Berlinia korupensis (Leguminosae Caesalpinioideae), a new tree species from Cameroon

  • Barbara A. Mackinder
  • Xander M. van der Burgt


The tree species Berlinia korupensis Mackinder & Burgt is described as new. The species is endemic to the southern part of Korup National Park in Cameroon. Seventeen trees have been found so far, the largest being 42 m high and having a trunk diam. of 88 cm. The new species is assessed as Critically Endangered (CR D) under the criteria of IUCN. Two distribution maps are included; one map indicating the single locality in Cameroon near the Nigerian border where the new species was found and another map of the permanent plot where 14 of the 17 trees were recorded. A line drawing is also included, along with colour photographs of the flowers and the trunk.

Key words

Berlinia Cameroon Caesalpinioideae Fabaceae gregarious Korup National Park narrow endemic 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Barbara A. Mackinder
    • 1
  • Xander M. van der Burgt
    • 1
  1. 1.Royal Botanic GardensRichmondUK

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