Carex runssoroensis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Liliopsida Poales Cyperaceae

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.)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2017
Date Assessed: 2016-05-18
Assessor(s): Beentje, H.J.
Reviewer(s): Luke, W.R.Q.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Maiz-Tome, L.
This species is assessed here as Least Concern, as it occurs only within protected areas and does not face any major threats.

Geographic Range [top]

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.
Countries occurrence:
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Kenya; Rwanda; Uganda
Additional data:
Estimated area of occupancy (AOO) - km2:<500
Lower elevation limit (metres):2700
Upper elevation limit (metres):4400
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Population [top]

Population:Populations are thought to probably be quite healthy where found.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

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.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater
Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:No

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: There is no use or trade information for this species.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats for this species as it only occurs within National Parks.

Conservation Actions [top]

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 26 April 2018.
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