Alyssum pyrenaicum 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Capparales Brassicaceae

Scientific Name: Alyssum pyrenaicum Lapeyr.
Common Name(s):
French Alysson des Pyrénées, Corbeille d'Argent des Pyrénées
Ptilotrichum pyrenaicum (Lapeyr.) Boiss.
Taxonomic Notes: There are several synonyms for this species such as Hormatophylla pyrenaica (Lapeyr.) Dudley and Cullen or Ptilotrichum pyrenaicum (Lapeyr.) Boiss. and Alyssum pyrenaicum might not be the valid name.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D1+2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2011
Date Assessed: 2010-07-14
Assessor(s): Juillet, N.
Reviewer(s): Bilz, M. & Gigot, G.
This species is found at one single locality with 1,000 individuals counted in 2006. The population trend is unknown. A potential threat is the collection of the species. It is therefore assessed as Vulnerable.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:A. pyrenaicum occurs in the southern Pyrenees in France.
Countries occurrence:
France (France (mainland))
Additional data:
Estimated area of occupancy (AOO) - km2:3-4
Number of Locations:1
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Population [top]

Population:There was one locality of 1,000 individuals in 2006. As this was the first count of the number of individuals, the population trend is unknown.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Number of mature individuals:500-1000
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

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

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This plant is collected but the purpose is not known.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The main threat to this species is its collection in accessible parts of the population.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Alyssum pyrenaicum is listed on Annex II of the Habitats Directive and under Appendix I of the Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats (Bern Convention). It is protected at national level in France and the locality is in a nature reserve, although no particular conservation actions are in place.

Citation: Juillet, N. 2011. Alyssum pyrenaicum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2011: e.T162181A5554513. . Downloaded on 24 June 2018.
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