A third of the tropical African flora is potentially threatened with extinction

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Science Advances  20 Nov 2019:
Vol. 5, no. 11, eaax9444
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aax9444

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  • Received for publication May 7, 2019
  • Accepted for publication September 20, 2019
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  1. T. Stévart1,2,3,*,
  2. G. Dauby4,5,6,*,
  3. P. P. Lowry II1,
  4. A. Blach-Overgaard7,8,
  5. V. Droissart4,
  6. D. J. Harris9,
  7. B. A. Mackinder9,10,
  8. G. E. Schatz1,
  9. B. Sonké11,
  10. M. S. M. Sosef3,
  11. J.-C. Svenning7,8,
  12. J. J. Wieringa12 and
  13. T. L. P. Couvreur13,*,
  1. 1Missouri Botanical Garden, Africa & Madagascar Department, P.O. Box 299, St. Louis, MO 63166-0299, USA.
  2. 2Herbarium et Bibliothèque de Botanique Africaine, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Boulevard du Triomphe, B-1050 Bruxelles, Belgium.
  3. 3Botanic Garden Meise, Nieuwelaan 38, BE-1860 Meise, Belgium.
  4. 4AMAP Lab, IRD, CIRAD, CNRS, INRA, Univ Montpellier, Montpellier, France.
  5. 5Laboratoire d’Évolution biologique et Écologie, Faculté des Sciences, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium.
  6. 6FRB–CESAB 5, rue de l’École de Médecine, 34000 Montpellier, France.
  7. 7Center for Biodiversity Dynamics in a Changing World (BIOCHANGE), Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University, Ny Munkegade 114, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.
  8. 8Section for Ecoinformatics and Biodiversity, Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University, Ny Munkegade 114, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.
  9. 9Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, 20A Inverleith Row, Edinburgh EH3 5LR, UK.
  10. 10Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 3AE, UK.
  11. 11Plant Systematic and Ecology Laboratory, Department of Biology, Higher Teachers' Training College B.P. 047, University of Yaounde I.
  12. 12Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Darwinweg 2, 2333 CR Leiden, Netherlands.
  13. 13DIADE, IRD, Univ Montpellier, Montpellier, France.
  1. Corresponding author. Email: thomas.couvreur{at}
  • * These authors contributed equally to this work.


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