|Scientific Name:||Argythamnia argentea|
Ditaxis argentea (Millsp.) Pax & K.Hoffm.
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Endangered B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii) ver 3.1|
|Assessor/s:||Williams, S., Clubbe, C. & Hamilton, M.|
|Reviewer/s:||Hilton-Taylor, C. & Bilz, M.|
Listed as Endangered as this species has a restricted geographic range (recorded from three islands = locations) with an extent of occurrence of 717 km sq. and an area of occupancy of 24 km sq. (determined using the recommended 2 x 2 km grid).
|Range Description:||Endemic to the Turks and Caicos Islands. Recorded locations include: Big Ambergris Cay, South Caicos, and Grand Turk. Also reported as occurring on Little Water Cay. Occurs from just above sea level to about 20 m.|
Native:Turks and Caicos Islands
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|Population:||Thought to occur in four subpopulations.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Found in dry sandy pockets and on rocky hillsides and in scrublands.|
|Major Threat(s):||The species is most threatened by development. A significant proportion of the population is growing on land earmarked for development. Other threats include sea level rise and invasive species (e.g. Casuarina equisetifolia).|
|Conservation Actions:||There is ex situ conservation of the species happening at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew and the North Caicos Government Farm.|
|Citation:||Williams, S., Clubbe, C. & Hamilton, M. 2012. Argythamnia argentea. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 May 2013.|
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