In 2006 I described a new species of Monodora: M. hastipetala. This species was only known from a single locality: The Matumbi Hills in Tanzania. It is a beautiful and delicate species. Though it was locally abundant in the Hills, it was still assessed as Critically Endangered by the IUCN Species Survival Commission Eastern Africa Plant Red List Authority chaired by Quentin Luke.
Monodora hastipetala Couvreur: