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Barbarea conferta

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA CAPPARALES CRUCIFERAE

Scientific Name: Barbarea conferta
Species Authority: Boiss. & Heldr.
Taxonomic Notes: Strid (1986) wrote that the status of Barbarea conferta Boiss. & Heldr. is uncertain. It was described from Mt. Killini and "differs from B. vulgaris in the raceme scarcely elongating in fruit, and pedicels 2–4 mm" (Strid 1986).

If a valid taxon, it is a wild relative of the cultivated Barbarea species, B. verna (Mill.) Asch. (land cress), and B. vulgaris R. Br. (winter cress).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2011
Date Assessed: 2010-11-27
Assessor/s: Kell, S.P.
Reviewer/s: Maxted, N. & Nieto, A.
Contributor/s: Hargreaves , S.
Justification:
European regional assessment: Data Deficient (DD)
EU 27 regional assessment: Data Deficient (DD)

Barbarea conferta
is assessed as Data Deficient as there is currently insufficient information available to evaluate this species. It was classified as Rare in the list of rare, threatened and endemic plants in Europe (1982 edition) (Council of Europe 1983) and the 1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants (Walter and Gillett 1998), which means it was considered to be at risk almost 30 years ago; however, the validity of this species has been questioned. Further research is needed to confirm the validity of this species. If it is considered a valid taxon, information is needed on its exact distribution and habitat type, the population size and trend, potential threats, and its in situ and ex situ conservation status.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Barbarea conferta is native to Greece where it is described from Mount Killini (Strid 1986, Strid and Tan 2002).
Countries:
Native:
Greece (Greece (mainland))
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Population [top]

Population:

Further research is needed to gather information about the population size and trend of this species.

Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:

Further research is needed to gather information about the habitat of this species.

Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s):

Further research is needed to gather information about the potential threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The genus Barbarea is listed in Annex I of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture as part of the brassica complex.

No germplasm accessions of B. conferta are reported by EURISCO to be held in European genebanks (EURISCO Catalogue 2010).

It was listed in the list of rare, threatened and endemic plants in Europe (1982 edition) (Council of Europe 1983) and the 1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants (Walter and Gillett 1998) as Rare (R) (not Endangered or Vulnerable, but at risk).

Further research is needed to confirm the validity of this species. If it is considered a valid taxon, information is needed on its exact distribution and habitat type, the population size and trend, potential threats, and its in situ and ex situ conservation status.
Citation: Kell, S.P. 2011. Barbarea conferta. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 18 April 2014.
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