|Gambeya korupensis |
Ewango & Kenfack
Gambeya korupensis Ewango & Kenfack (Sapotaceae: Chrysophylloideae), a new rain forest tree species from the Southwest Region in Cameroon, is described and illustrated. A distribution map is provided. G. korupensis has the leaf blade below pubescent on the midribs and secondary nerves, flowers with a pedicel 0.5 – 1 mm long, and a fruit which is ovoid, attenuate at the apex, 5-ridged, verrucose between the ridges, and bright red at maturity. The conservation status of G. korupensis is assessed as Vulnerable according to IUCN criteria.
Key Words: Chrysophyllum; conservation; IUCN Vulnerable; Korup National Park
Corneille E. N. Ewango , David Kenfack, Moses Nsanyi Sainge, Duncan W. Thomas and Xander M. van der Burgt. 2016. Gambeya korupensis (Sapotaceae: Chrysophylloideae), A New Rain Forest Tree Species from the Southwest Region in Cameroon. Kew Bulletin. 71:28. DOI: 10.1007/s12225-016-9633-x