|Scientific Name:||Carex runssoroensis K.Schum.|
Carex runssoroensis ssp. aberdarensis Kük.
Uncinia runssoroensis (K.Schum.) Chiov.
|Taxonomic Notes:||Type: Congo-Kinshasa, Ruwenzori, Butahu Valley, Stuhlmann 2454 (B†, holo.; K, iso.)|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
This species is assessed here as Least Concern, as it occurs only within protected areas and does not face any major threats.
|Range Description:||This species is native to Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. It occurs between 2,750 m and 4,300 m Asl. It is common in Mt. Rwenzori in Uganda and less common on Mt. Elgon. In Kenya, it is found in the Aberdare and Elgon mountains.|
Native:Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Kenya; Rwanda; Uganda
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|Population:||Populations are thought to probably be quite healthy where found.|
|Current Population Trend:||Stable|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Carex runssoroensis var. runssoroensisThis taxon is found in swamps, bogs, on lake sides, and in the ericaceous belt and giant Lobelia-Alchemilla zone.|
Carex runssoroensis var. aberdarensis is found on alpine moorland and in the ericaceous belt, often on exposed rocks and tarns shores.
|Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:||No|
|Use and Trade:||There is no use or trade information for this species.|
|Major Threat(s):||There are no major threats for this species as it only occurs within National Parks.|
|Conservation Actions:||Five populations are located within National Parks. The variety aberdarensis has also been recorded at Aberdare National Park and Mt. Kenya National Park.|
|Citation:||Beentje, H.J. 2017. Carex runssoroensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T185222A84266008.Downloaded on 20 January 2018.|
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