|Scientific Name:||Senecio caespitosus|
Senecio doronicum (L.) L. subspecies lusitanicus Cout.
Senecio pyrenaicus L. ex Loefl. subspecies caespitosus (Brot.) Franco
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Vulnerable D1 ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Caldas, F.B. & Lutz, M.L.|
This plant is endemic to Portugal where it has a very restricted range with an extent of occurrence of 300 km² and an area of occupancy of 200 km². The main threats are communication networks, skiing complex, and trampling. The total population size is around 500 individuals with an unknown trend and this plant is therefore assessed as Vulnerable.
This plant is endemic to Portugal
Native:Portugal (Portugal (mainland))
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|Population:||It has been estimated that the population is around 500 individuals with an unknown trend (Commission of the European Communities 2009).|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This species is found in rocky areas at high altitude, often in accumulations of loose rock fragments (gravel, moraines). It prefers shady places. It is present in Oro-Iberian siliceous cliffs and temperate-montane acid siliceous screes. This plant grows in the Habitats Directive listed habitat 8130 "Western Mediterranean and thermophilous scree" (Commission of the European Communities 2009).|
|Major Threat(s):||The main threats are communication networks, skiing complex, and trampling (Commission of the European Communities 2009)|
|Conservation Actions:||Senecio caespitosus is listed on Annex IV of the Habitats Directive. Information on the population trend is needed.|
|Citation:||Bilz, M. 2013. Senecio caespitosus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 29 May 2015.|
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