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Sorbus pseudofennica

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA ROSALES ROSACEAE

Scientific Name: Sorbus pseudofennica
Species Authority: E.F.Warb.
Common Name(s):
English Arran Service Tree
Taxonomic Notes: The parent species are believed to be S. arranensis Hedl. and S. aucuparia L. For further details see: Robertson, A., Newton, A.C. and Ennos, R.A. 2004. Multiple hybrid origins, genetic diversity and population genetic structure of two endemic Sorbus taxa on the Isle of Arran, Scotland. Molecular Ecology 13(1): 123-134.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Wigginton, M.J.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: A small tree known from Glen Diomhan in Arran.
Countries:
Native:
United Kingdom
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Occurs in scrub on steep granite crags and in remnant woodland on a stream bank.
Systems: Terrestrial

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The area is remote and designated as a nature reserve. Signs of regeneration are evident but they are exceeded in rate by the natural loss of old trees. Attempts at supplementing the existing population of about 500 individuals by planting young trees has met with limited success.

Citation: Wigginton, M.J. 1998. Sorbus pseudofennica. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 July 2014.
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