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Ditrichum cornubicum

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE BRYOPHYTA BRYOPSIDA DICRANALES DITRICHACEAE

Scientific Name: Ditrichum cornubicum
Species Authority: Paton

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1+2c ver 2.3
Year Published: 2000
Date Assessed: 2000-06-30
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. It therefore meets the IUCN criteria for Endangered based on the small fragmented area, less than five localities, and the decline of habitat quality.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Known from only one locality in Cornwall. In recent years, the population is known to have disappeared from one of the three original sites.
Countries:
Native:
United Kingdom (Great Britain)
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The species is known from copper mine waste in a granite area. Plants grow on compacted, well-drained peaty, loamy or gravelly soil where the vegetation is sparse and open.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat is threatened by encroachment of rank vegetation and excessive human disturbance, for example from vehicular activity.

Citation: Bryophyte Specialist Group 2000. Ditrichum cornubicum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 30 August 2014.
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