Lagarosiphon hydrilloides 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Liliopsida Hydrocharitales Hydrocharitaceae

Scientific Name: Lagarosiphon hydrilloides
Species Authority: Rendle

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2010-06-29
Assessor(s): Juffe, D.
Reviewer(s): Allen, D.J. & Smith, K.
Contributor(s): Ouédraogo, L.
Even though the species seems to have a wide distribution more information is needed on the its exact range and threats. It is therefore listed as Data Deficient.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This plant has only been recorded from Ghana in western Africa and Kenya and Uganda in Eastern Africa.

In Kenya the species is locally common from 1,650-3,500 m, recorded from the Aberdare Ranges, Laikipia District and Nairobi area and Trans-Nzoia, Mt Elgon and Tinderet. In Ghana the species was found in Ejisu, Kumasi.
Countries occurrence:
Ghana; Kenya; Uganda
Upper elevation limit (metres): 3500
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Population [top]

Population: Small occurrence in Africa.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Found in still or slow moving water in streams, lakes and reservoirs. Also submerged and fixed in streams and damp areas.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species may be potentially locally impacted by agricultural development, invasive species and drought although these are not considered major threats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: More research in population trends, biology and ecology, habitat status, and geographical range is needed.

Citation: Juffe, D. 2010. Lagarosiphon hydrilloides. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T185508A8425368. . Downloaded on 28 November 2015.
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