|Scientific Name:||Origanum cordifolium|
|Species Authority:||(Montbret & Aucher ex Benth.) Vogel|
Amaracus cordifolius Aucher et Montbret ex Benth.
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1|
|Reviewer/s:||de Montmollin, B., Cuttelod, A. & Peraza Zurita, M.D.|
Origanum cordifolium is a small shrub endemic to Cyprus where it is found at five locations. The total population size is 6,400 individuals with an unknown trend. Main threats are forest fires and overgrazing by mouflon. It is therefore listed as Vulnerable D2.
|Range Description:||Origanum cordifolium is endemic to Cyprus where it is known from five locations in the Roudias and Xeros valleys of the Pafos Forest. It grows at altitudes from 200-1,100 m asl (Tsintides et al. 2007). Extent of occurrence and area of occupancy are not known.|
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|Population:||The population size is 6,400 individuals (Tsintides et al. 2007), the population trend is unknown.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This small shrub reaches 40-60 cm height and grows rocks and cliffs, in Pinus brutia forest openings and in thin phrygana (Tsintides et al. 2007).|
|Major Threat(s):||This species is threatened by forest fires and overgrazing by mouflon (Tsintides et al. 2007)|
|Conservation Actions:||Origanum cordifolium is listed under Appendix I of the Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats (Bern Convention). It is listed as Vulnerable D2 in the national red list. The Pafos Forest, where the species is located, is a proposed Natura 2000 site (Tsintides et al. 2007).|
|Citation:||Bilz, M. 2011. Origanum cordifolium. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 April 2014.|
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