Saxifraga presolanensis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Rosales Saxifragaceae

Scientific Name: Saxifraga presolanensis Engl.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered D ver 3.1
Year Published: 2011
Date Assessed: 2011-01-13
Assessor(s): Mangili, F. & Rinaldi, G.
Reviewer(s): Montagnani, C. & Bilz, M.
This plant is endemic to the region Lombardia in Italy where it is known from three localities. The total number of mature individuals is less than 250 and the populations are considered stable. Recreational activities pose the main threat.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:

This plant is considered as a southern Alps endemism, present in Lombardia, Italy. It is known from three localities. The geographic range is 200 kmĀ² (Commission of the European Communities 2009).

Countries occurrence:
Italy (Italy (mainland))
Additional data:
Estimated area of occupancy (AOO) - km2:200
Number of Locations:3
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Population [top]

Population:The total number of mature individuals is less than 250. The populations are considered stable (Commission of the European Communities 2009).
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Number of mature individuals:10-250
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It grows in the Habitats Directive listed habitat 8210 "Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation" (Commission of the European Communities 2009).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The main threats are recreational activities and tourism.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Saxifraga presolanensis is listed on Annex IV of the Habitats Directive and under Appendix I of the Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats (Bern Convention). The populations are included in protected areas.
Ex situ conservation measures are urgently needed as are further studies on the population dynamics and the species ecology.

Citation: Mangili, F. & Rinaldi, G. 2011. Saxifraga presolanensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2011: e.T161855A5504513. . Downloaded on 20 June 2018.
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