Allium palentinum 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Liliopsida Asparagales Amaryllidaceae

Scientific Name: Allium palentinum Losa & P.Monts.
Taxonomic Notes: Allium palentinum Losa & P. Monts. 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.).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2011
Date Assessed: 2010-04-13
Assessor(s): Draper Munt, D.
Reviewer(s): Nieto, A. & Kell, S.P.
Contributor(s): Kell, S.P.
Allium palentinum has a restricted range and very specific habitat requirement and could be threatened. However, it is assessed as Data Deficient as there is currently insufficient information available to evaluate this species. Information is needed on the population size, trend and threats, as well as its in situ and ex situ conservation status.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:A. palentinum is endemic to northwest Spain (Govaerts et al. 2005–2007); specifically, northeast Leon.
Countries occurrence:
Spain (Spain (mainland))
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):1600
Upper elevation limit (metres):2300
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Population [top]

Population:Further research is needed to gather information about the population size and trend of this species.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is found on mountain ledges on calcareous soils and in rock fissures.

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: A. palentinum 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).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Climate change is a major threat to this species. Livestock grazing is an additional threat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No germplasm accessions of A. palentinum are reported by EURISCO to be held in European genebanks (EURISCO Catalogue 2010). Germplasm collection and duplicated ex situ storage is a priority for this species.

It occurs in protected areas.

Citation: Draper Munt, D. 2011. Allium palentinum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2011: e.T172272A6861943. . Downloaded on 14 August 2018.
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