Desmostachya bipinnata 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Liliopsida Poales Poaceae

Scientific Name: Desmostachya bipinnata (L.) Stapf

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2012-05-02
Assessor(s): Lansdown, R.V.
Reviewer(s): Harrison, I.J. & GarcĂ­a, N.
Contributor(s): Knees, S.G., Patzelt, A., Neale, S. & Williams, L.

This species is assessed as Least Concern as it is widespread with stable populations and does not face any major threats.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:

This species occurs from northern Africa south to Tanzania and east through the Indian subcontinent to Viet Nam.

Countries occurrence:
Afghanistan; Algeria; Bangladesh; Egypt (Egypt (African part), Sinai); Eritrea; Ethiopia; Iran, Islamic Republic of; Iraq; Kenya; Lebanon; Libya; Morocco; Oman; Pakistan; Palestinian Territory, Occupied; Saudi Arabia; Somalia; Sudan; Tanzania, United Republic of; Thailand; Tunisia; Uganda; United Arab Emirates; Viet Nam; Yemen (North Yemen, Socotra, South Yemen)
Additional data:
Upper elevation limit (metres):2300
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Population [top]


There is no information available on population trends in this species.

Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:

The species has been recorded occurring in the canyon-like wadis at lower altitudes in northern Oman (Saccharo-Nerietum oleandri) (Deil and Mueller-Hohenstein 1996) and in other wet, damp or moist places, sometimes inundated with changing water level, by streams, wadis, and pools. The information available about the habitat and ecology of this species at global level is very limited.

Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: There is no evidence to suggest that this species is used.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s):

There are no known significant past, ongoing or future threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions:

There are no conservation measures in place and none needed.

Citation: Lansdown, R.V. 2013. Desmostachya bipinnata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T13579796A13596921. . Downloaded on 20 July 2018.
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