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Saxifraga presolanensis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA ROSALES SAXIFRAGACEAE

Scientific Name: Saxifraga presolanensis
Species Authority: Engl.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered D ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2011-01-13
Assessor(s): Mangili, F. & Rinaldi, G.
Reviewer(s): Montagnani, C. & Bilz, M.
Justification:
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 km² (Commission of the European Communities 2009).

Countries:
Native:
Italy (Italy (mainland))
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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).
Population Trend: Stable

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).
Systems: Terrestrial

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. 2013. Saxifraga presolanensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 28 July 2014.
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