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Bassia saxicola

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA CARYOPHYLLALES CHENOPODIACEAE

Scientific Name: Bassia saxicola
Species Authority: (Guss.) A.J.Scott

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered D ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2011-01-13
Assessor(s): Domina, G. & Santangelo, A.
Reviewer(s): Montagnani, C. & Bilz, M.
Justification:
Bassia saxicola is an endemic species from Capri Island and the Lipary archipelagos of Sicily where three subpopulations are found at two locations. The area of occupancy is less than 10 km². The total population counts 135 individuals but the populations are stable. Landslides and invasive alien species could potentially threaten this species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Bassia saxicola is an endemic species from Capri Island (Campagna, south Italy) and the Lipary archipelagos ofSicily (Pignatti et al. 2001). There are three subpopulations found at two locations.
The area of occupancy is less than 10 km².
Countries:
Native:
Italy (Italy (mainland), Sicilia)
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Population [top]

Population: The total population counts 135 individuals (Commission of the European Communities 2009). The populations are stable and not severely fragmented.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:

It grows on maritime rocks and calcareous or volcanic cliffs between 5 to 90 m (Pignatti et al. 2001). It can be found in the Habitats Directive listed habitat 82 "Rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation" (Commission of the European Communities 2009).

Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s):

Potential threats are landslides and invasive alien species. The limited dispersal and restricted range of the species are unfavourable in itself.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Bassia saxicola is listed as priority species on Annex II of the Habitats Directive.
It is protected under regional laws and partially included in Natura 2000 sites.

Citation: Domina, G. & Santangelo, A. 2013. Bassia saxicola. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 26 October 2014.
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