Marcetella maderensis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Rosales Rosaceae

Scientific Name: Marcetella maderensis (Bornm.) Svent.
Bencomia maderensis Bornm.
Sanguisorba maderensis (Bornm.) Nordborg
Taxonomic Source(s): Euro+Med. 2016. Euro+Med PlantBase. Berlin-Dahlem Available at:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered D ver 3.1
Year Published: 2011
Date Assessed: 2011-03-30
Assessor(s): Carvalho, J.A.
Reviewer(s): Fernandes, F. & Bilz, M.
Marcetella maderensis is endemic to Madeira with a total population of only 250 mature individuals which qualifies it as Endangered. It is furthermore affected by threats such as urbanisation and competition with native species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is endemic to Madeira Island, Portugal.
Countries occurrence:
Portugal (Madeira)
Additional data:
Upper elevation limit (metres):700
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Population [top]

Population:The total population has been estimated in only reaching 250 mature individuals with a stable to slightly increasing trend (Commission of the European Communities 2009).
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Number of mature individuals:250
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It grows on inland cliffs up to 700 m asl (Jardim et al. 2006) and can be found in the Habitats Directive listed habitat 5330 "Thermo-Mediterranean and pre-desert scrub" (Commission of the European Communities 2009).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The main threat is urbanisation. This species also suffers from competition with native species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Marcetella maderensis 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).

Citation: Carvalho, J.A. 2011. Marcetella maderensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2011: e.T162244A5563495. . Downloaded on 19 November 2017.
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