|Scientific Name:||Artemisia genipi|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Gygax, A., Montagnani, C., Gargano, D., Bernhardt, K.G., Jogan, N. & Gigot, G.|
|Reviewer(s):||Bilz, M. & Lutz, M.L.|
European regional assessment: Least Concern (LC)
EU 27 regional assessment: Least Concern (LC)
This species is listed as Least Concern as it is common and widespread in the Alps. However, locally the collection for drink production and medicine can cause the reduction of the numbers and collection should therefore be controlled.
|Range Description:||Artemisia genipi is endemic to the Alps and can be found in Austria, France, Italy, Slovenia, Switzerland, and Liechtenstein. There are unconfirmed samples from the Pyrenees.|
Native:Austria; France (France (mainland)); Italy (Italy (mainland)); Liechtenstein; Slovenia; Switzerland
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The population is thought to be stable and the species is common.
In Austria, 100,000-1,000,000 individuals have been counted (Commission of the European Communities 2009). In Slovenia, there is only one small subpopulation, but Italy hosts many subpopulations and it is common in Switzerland.
|Habitat and Ecology:||
This plant prefers calcareous and moist rocky habitats from alpine up to subnival level (1,400 to more than 2,500 m altitude). It can be found in the following Habitats Directive listed habitats (Commission of the European Communities 2009):
|Use and Trade:||It is used in the production of drinks and is collected in the wild for medicinal use.|
Locally, the collection for the use in drinks and medicine can affect this species. Mountaineering might be a potential threat as well as skiing tourism. Climate change might be a potential future threat.
Artemisia genipi is listed on Annex V of the Habitats Directive and collection of this species is controlled.
In some regions of Austria, a permission is needed to collect the species. In Switzerland, it is protected and classed as Least Concern. It is also protected in Slovenia and classed as Rare in the Red Data Book. In Italy, it is listed as Vulnerable at regional level. There is no national protection in France, but in some departements and collection is controlled in Hautes-Alpes. This plant is partially found in protected areas.
|Citation:||Gygax, A., Montagnani, C., Gargano, D., Bernhardt, K.G., Jogan, N. & Gigot, G. 2013. Artemisia genipi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 October 2014.|
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