Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Liliopsida Cyperales Gramineae

Scientific Name: Deschampsia wacei
Species Authority: C. E. Hubbard

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2003
Date Assessed: 2003-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Jakubowsky, G. (University of Vienna, Institute of Botany)
Reviewer(s): Cronk, Q. & Cairns-Wicks, R. (South Atlantic Island Plants Red List Authority)
Collected by Wace in 1955, 1956, 1968, 1976. One of his herbarium labels says: "frequent on high-level wet peat throughout the island, also at sea level". It was also collected once by Christine Hänel in 1999 (specimen seen). It is possible that the species is fairly common and not under any current thread, but given the scarce data it seems best to treat it as DD meanwhile.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Tristan da Cunha (Gough Island).
Countries occurrence:
Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (Tristan da Cunha)
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Population [top]

Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: According to herbarium labels this species may be commonly found on wet peats.
Systems: Terrestrial

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Gough Island is a World Heritage Site since 1995.

Citation: Jakubowsky, G. (University of Vienna, Institute of Botany). 2003. Deschampsia wacei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T43904A10835539. . Downloaded on 06 October 2015.
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