During a joint seed germplasm survey in Kiwenga forest reserve on 5th of April, 2016, John Ndege in his function as a consulting botanist for CPS Live Ltd. (Fumba Town Development project) and Jozani-Chwaka bay National reserve’s park warden Twahir Haji recorded a number of new plant species that have not previously been recorded on Unguja island.
The plant species are:
One species of the IUCN red list, that is therefore in need of protection and propagation:
– Ziziphus robertsoniana: endangered (B1+2abcde ver 2.3) according to ICUN Red List of Threatened Species. Beentje (1996) has recorded the distribution for this species to be “only known from Kenya”. It is threatened by habitat loss and should therefore be preserved and protected.
Six species that are common Coral Rag species, but have not been recorded for Unguja island before:
– Turraea mombassa
– Cordia goetzei
– Euphorbia candilebrum
– Cryptolepis hypoglauca
– Lannea welwitschii
– Berchemia discolor
CPS live Ltd. works to ensure the protection and enhancement of biodiversity throughout its projects, the island of Unguja and Zanzibar at large. It is our pleasure to contribute our scientific expertise on this matter in order to move towards a good environment and sustainable society.