|Scientific Name:||Allium moly|
|Taxonomic Notes:||Allium moly L. is a tertiary wild relative of a number of crops in the allium group, including onion (A. cepa L.), Welsh onion (A. fistulosum L.), leek (A. porrum L.), garlic (A. sativum L.) and chives (A. schoenoprasum L.).|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Nieto, A. & Kell, S.P.|
Allium moly is assessed as Least Concern because although the population is fragmented, it is widespread, occurs in a number of protected areas and the habitat is not declining. Germplasm collection and duplicated ex situ storage is however a priority for this species.
|Range Description:||A. moly is native to south and north France and central, east and southern Spain. It has a widespread but fragmented distribution. In France it occurs in the three departments of Lot, Aude and Hérault in the south and the two departments of Val-d'Oise and Marne in the north (Association Tela Botanica 2000–2010).|
Native:France (France (mainland)); Spain (Spain (mainland))
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Further research is needed to gather information about the population size and trend of this species.
|Habitat and Ecology:||It grows in badlands, on mountain ledges and in forest clearings, mainly on calcareous soils.|
|Use and Trade:||A. moly is a tertiary wild relative of and potential gene donor to a number of crops in the allium group, including onion (A. cepa), Welsh onion (A. fistulosum), leek (A. porrum), garlic (A. sativum) and chives (A. schoenoprasum). Also used as an ornamental (USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program 2010).|
|Major Threat(s):||There is no information available about the threats to this species.|
In France this species is protected at a national level (Association Tela Botanica 2010) and in Spain it is protected in the region of Castilla y Leon.
The European Environment Agency (2010) lists 19 Natura 2000 sites in which this species occurs.
EURISCO reports only one germplasm accession of A. moly stored in the genebank of the Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Agrónomos, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain (EURISCO Catalogue 2010). Germplasm collection and duplicated ex situ storage is a priority for this species.
|Citation:||Draper, D. 2013. Allium moly. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 October 2014.|
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