Angiosperms of the islands of the Gulf of Guinea (Fernando Po, Príncipe, S. Tomé and Annobon).
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Published by British Museum (Natural History) in London .
Written in English



  • Guinea, Gulf of.


  • Botany -- Guinea, Gulf of.,
  • Island plants -- Guinea, Gulf of.,
  • Angiosperms -- Guinea, Gulf of.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

SeriesBulletin of the British Museum (Natural History). Botany, v. 4, no. 8, Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History)., v. 4, no. 8.
LC ClassificationsQK1 .B874 vol. 4, no. 8, QK393 .B874 vol. 4, no. 8
The Physical Object
Pagination325-411 p.
Number of Pages411
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5105559M
LC Control Number74177853

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Islands in the Gulf of Guinea. The Gulf of Guinea contains a number of islands, the largest of which are in a southwest-northeast chain, forming part of the Cameroon line of volcanoes.. Annobón, also known as Pagalu or Pigalu, is an island that is part of Equatorial Guinea.. Bobowasi Island is an island off the west coast of Africa in the Gulf of Guinea that is part of the Western Region of Native name: French: Golfe de Guinée, Portuguese: .   Diversity and edemism of angiosperms in the Gulf of Guinea islands. Figueiredo E. Biodiversity and Conservation, 01 Jan , 3(9): DOI: /bf AGR: IND Share this article Share with email Share with Cited by:   The richness of flowering plants ( native taxa) and the originality of the flora of the islands of the Gulf of Guinea are remarkable. The flora of Bioko shows the highest diversity in terms of families, genera and species of angiosperms but, due to its proximity to the mainland, the level of endemism is relatively low. The number of endemics in the four islands has suffered a decrease in Cited by: D. M. John, 1 book Carolyn Sherwin Bailey, 1 book George Herzog, 1 book R/V Pillsbury Deep-Sea Biological Expedition to the Gulf of Guinea , 1 book Serge Garcia, 1 book A. W. Exell, 1 book Jean Mascle, 1 book Jacques Blache, 1 book Peggy Bacon, 1 book Katharine Gibson, 1 book R/V Pillsbury Deep-Sea Biological Expedition to the Gulf of.

The Gulf of Guinea islands (Bioko, Príncipe, São Tomé and Annobón) are a spectacular centre of endemism. Bioko was formerly connected to the mainland, but the others are oceanic and have always been isolated. Thus Bioko shares most of its biota with Cameroon and has only one endemic, whereas the three oceanic islands dealt with in detail in this book possess multiple endemics. Angiosperms of the islands of the gulf of Guinea (Fernando Po, Príncipe, é, and Annobon) Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History). Botany 4: Flora of Tropical East Africa. New Guinea is the world’s largest tropical island and has fascinated naturalists for centuries1,2. Home to some of the best-preserved ecosystems on the planet3 and to intact ecological gradients. Bioko, island in the Bight of Biafra (Gulf of Guinea), lying about 60 miles ( km) off the coast of southern Nigeria and miles ( km) northwest of continental Equatorial Guinea, western Africa. The island was named after the first president of the country in , but Bioko became the local.

Gulf of Guinea, part of the eastern tropical Atlantic Ocean off the western African coast, extending westward from Cap Lopez, near the Equator, to Cape Palmas at longitude 7 degrees west. Its main tributaries include the Volta and Niger rivers. Learn more about the Gulf of Guinea. Gulf of Guinea, a gulf of the Atlantic Ocean off West African coast, south of Nigeria and west of Cameroon; Guinea, a region of Gloucester County, Virginia, United States; Guinea, Virginia, an unincorporated community in Caroline County, Virginia; New Guinea (Papua Island), a large island north of Australia in the southwestern Pacific. Recently recognised as specifically distinct, the Príncipe Thrush Turdus xanthorhynchus is endemic to the island of Príncipe in the Gulf of Guinea, West Africa. Formerly treated as conspecific with the more abundant T. olivaceofuscus from the nearby island of São Tomé, the Príncipe Thrush is considered rare and likely to be restricted to primary rainforest. A series of military operations and engagements in the countries of West Africa near the Gulf of Guinea has further exposed the United States build-up in the region. Two US citizens were reportedly kidnapped by so-called pirates while they transported oil supplies from Nigeria on October