Linum katiae 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Linales Linaceae

Scientific Name: Linum katiae Peruzzi

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D1 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2012-07-26
Assessor(s): Peruzzi, L. & Gargano, D.
Reviewer(s): Bilz, M. & Montagnani, C.
This species has an extremely small range being known from only a single location with an area of occupancy of 4 km² (the effective area occupied is only 25 m²). There are no apparent external threats and the population is stable. The population comprises c. 500 mature individuals (ramets) all grouped together. Based on the population size the species qualifies for listing as Vulnerable.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This is a very range restricted endemic species known from only a single locality: Monte Manfriana (Pollino National Park) in the northern Calabria region of southern Italy (Cosenza Province).

UTM coordinates: 33S 606 m E 4414 m N
AOO = 4 km² (a single 2x2 km grid)
Effective area occupied: ca. 25 m2
Countries occurrence:
Additional data:
Estimated area of occupancy (AOO) - km2:4
Lower elevation limit (metres):1881
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Population [top]

Population:Single population of about 500 ramets.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Number of mature individuals:500Continuing decline of mature individuals:No
Extreme fluctuations:NoPopulation severely fragmented:No
All individuals in one subpopulation:Yes

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Linum katiae flowers in May-June, growing on limestone rocks at about 1,881 m a.s.l. It is a heterostylous out-crosser, which however, has also a propensity for vegetative propagation (stolons).

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: The species is only collected for research purposes, no other use is known.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Due to its very restricted range, intrinsic factors such as limited dispersal, and inbreeding may be issues for the future survival of this species. No external threats are known.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The only known locality for this species is within the Pollino National Park. There is ex situ seed conservation in the Bank of Germplasm of the Botanic Garden at the University of Pisa.

Citation: Peruzzi, L. & Gargano, D. 2013. Linum katiae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T43115432A43115440. . Downloaded on 17 August 2018.
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