|Scientific Name:||Allium stearnii|
|Species Authority:||Pastor & Valdés|
Allium paniculatum subspecies stearnii (Pastor & Valdés) O. Bolòs, Masalles & Vigo
Allium stearnii Pastor & Valdés 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 stearnii is assessed as Least Concern because it is relatively widespread in the Iberian Peninsula, is presumed to have a relatively large population size, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
A. stearnii is endemic to the south, centre and east of the Iberian Peninsula (Aedo in prep.).
Native:Portugal (Portugal (mainland)); Spain (Spain (mainland))
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|Population:||It is widespread in Spain and localized in Portugal.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||It is found in herb communities, in arable land and on roadsides (Aedo in prep.).|
|Use and Trade:||A. stearnii 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).|
|Major Threat(s):||Changes in land use is the major threat to this species.|
No germplasm accessions of A. stearnii are reported by EURISCO to be held in European genebanks (EURISCO Catalogue 2010). A review of the ex situ conservation status of this species is required and germplasm collection and duplicated ex situ storage should be carried out as necessary.
It occurs in protected areas.
|Citation:||Draper, D. 2013. Allium stearnii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 August 2014.|
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