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Bryoxiphium madeirense

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE BRYOPHYTA BRYOPSIDA BRYOXIPHIALES BRYOXIPHIACEAE

Scientific Name: Bryoxiphium madeirense
Species Authority: A.Löve & D.Löve

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1+2cd ver 2.3
Year Published: 2000
Date Assessed: 2000-01-01
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Bryophyte Specialist Group
Reviewer(s): Hallingbäck, T., Hodgetts, N., Geissler, P. & Tan, B. (Bryophyte Red List Authority)
Justification:
The known area of occupancy is less than 500 km² and the habitat of this species seems to be declining in quantity and quality. It therefore meets the IUCN criteria for Endangered based on the small fragmented area, less than five localities, the decline of habitat quality, and declining number of locations.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Less than five known localities in Madeira.
Countries:
Native:
Portugal (Madeira)
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: On moist and dripping volcanic rocks in shaded streams in Laurus forest.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat threatened by the recent logging and clearing of Laurus forest for agricultural development and pasture land.

Citation: Bryophyte Specialist Group 2000. Bryoxiphium madeirense. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 November 2014.
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