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Carex thouarsii 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Liliopsida Poales Cyperaceae

Scientific Name: Carex thouarsii Carmich.
Taxonomic Notes: Christophersen (1944) described a variety: Carex thouarsii Carm. var. recurvata Christophersen.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2003
Date Assessed: 2003-04-30
Annotations:
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)
Justification:
The species is widespread and common on Tristan da Cunha, Inaccessible Island, and Gough Island; on Nightingale Island it is scarce due to the lack of suitable habitats (literature, personal observations).

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Endemic to Tristan da Cunha (Tristan da Cunca, Inaccessible Island, Nightingale Island, Gough Island). Extent of occurrence: c. 160 km². Area of occupancy: c. 100-140 km². The species is common and occurs almost continuously on Tristan da Cunha, Inaccessible Island, and Gough Island; on Nightingale Island it is scarce due to the lack of suitable habitats (literature, personal observations).
Countries occurrence:
Native:
Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (Tristan da Cunha)
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Population [top]

Current Population Trend:Stable
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Found in Blechnum palmiforme heath, Phylica arborea woodland, also in bogs and open habitats such as soilslips.
Systems:Terrestrial

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Gough Island is a World Heritage Site since 1995, Inaccessible Island is a Nature Reserve.

Citation: Jakubowsky, G. (University of Vienna, Institute of Botany). 2003. Carex thouarsii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T43907A10835934. . Downloaded on 18 September 2018.
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