|Scientific Name:||Barbarea macrophylla|
|Species Authority:||(Halácsy) Halácsy|
Barbarea vulgaris subspecies macrophylla Halácsy
|Taxonomic Notes:||There is some uncertainty about the validity of Barbarea macrophylla (Halácsy) Halácsy. It was described in 1899 from Pilion in eastern Greece but according to Tutin et al. (1964) and Strid (1986) is probably only a variant of B. vulgaris.
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).
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Data Deficient ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Maxted, N. & Nieto, A.|
Barbarea macrophylla is assessed as Data Deficient as there is currently insufficient information available to evaluate this species. Further research is needed to confirm the validity of this taxon. If it is considered to be valid, 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.
|Range Description:||B. macrophylla is endemic to Greece (Euro+Med PlantBase 2006). As the validity of this taxon is uncertain, the exact distribution is unknown.|
Native:Greece (Greece (mainland))
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|Population:||If it is a valid taxon, further research is needed to gather information about its population size and trend.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Strid (1986) includes B. macrophylla in the description of B. vulgaris and describes it as growing on montane levels and occasionally in wet habitats on the timberline in northern Greece. If a valid taxon, further research is needed to gather information about its specific habitat.|
|Use and Trade:||A wild relative of and potential gene donor to land cress, B. verna and winter cress, B. vulgaris.|
|Major Threat(s):||If a valid taxon, further research is needed to gather information about the potential threats to this species.|
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. macrophylla are reported by EURISCO to be held in European genebanks (EURISCO Catalogue 2010).
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. 2013. Barbarea macrophylla. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 October 2014.|
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