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Table 2 Endemic species, their habit, IUCN status and geographical distributions

From: Plant community analysis along environmental gradients in moist afromontane forest of Gerba Dima, South-western Ethiopia

Species Family Habit IUCN category Altitude (m)
Acanthopale ethio germanica Acanthaceae Shrub NE 2300_2600
Aframomum corrorima Zingiberaceae Herb NE 1350_2000
Arisaema mooneyanum Araceae Herb NE 2000_3450
Bothriocline schimperi Asteraceae Shrub LC 1300_2820
Clematis longicaudata Ranunculaceae Liana LC 1350_3300
Crotalaria rosenii Fabaceae Herb NT 1350_2800
Justicia bizuneshiae Acanthaceae Herb NE 1200_2100
Millettia ferruginea Fabacae Tree LC 1000_2500
Polyscias farinosa Araliaceae Tree VU 1600_2200
Scadoxus nutans Amaryllidaceae Herb NE 1450_2300
Solanecio gigas Asteraceae Shrub LC 1750_3350
Tiliacora troupinii Menispermaceae Liana NE 1500_2100
Urtica simensis Urticaceae Herb LC 1500_3400
Vepris dainellii Rutaceae Ttree LC 1750_2500
Vernonia rueppellii Asteraceae Shrub LC 2150_3000
  1. Source: [24,25,26,27,28,29,30,31,32, 41] LC, Least Concern = A taxon is Least Concern when it has been evaluated against the criteria and does not qualify for Critically Endangered, Endangered, Vulnerable or Near Threatened; NE, Not evaluated = A taxon is Not Evaluated when it is has not yet been evaluated against the criteria; NT, Near Threatened=A taxon is Near Threatened when it has been evaluated against the criteria but does not qualify for Critically Endangered, Endangered or Vulnerable now, but is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future; VU, Vulnerable = A taxon is Vulnerable when the best available evidence indicates that it meets any of the criteria, and it is therefore considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild