Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Bryophyta Sphagnopsida Ambuchananiales Ambuchananiaceae

Scientific Name: Ambuchanania leucobryoides
Species Authority: (T.Yamag., Seppelt & Z.Iwats.) Seppelt & H.A.Crum
Sphagnum leucobryoides T.Yamag., Seppelt & Z.Iwats.
Taxonomic Notes: Was previously treated under the genus Sphagnum.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 2.3
Year Published: 2000
Date Assessed: 2000-01-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Bryophyte Specialist Group
Reviewer(s): Hallingbäck, T., Hodgetts, N., Geissler, P. & Tan, B. (Bryophyte Red List Authority)
The species seems to have a very restricted distribution. It therefore meets the IUCN criteria for Vulnerable, based on an estimation that the number of localities is less than five.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Few localities in southwestern Tasmania.
Countries occurrence:
Australia (Tasmania)
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Population [top]

Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Buried in wet sandy soil in alluvial wash sites.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Uncontrolled, intensive burning of the sedge vegetation.

Citation: Bryophyte Specialist Group. 2000. Ambuchanania leucobryoides. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2000: e.T39247A10179089. . Downloaded on 13 October 2015.
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