Narcissus alcaracensis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Liliopsida Liliales Amaryllidaceae

Scientific Name: Narcissus alcaracensis Ríos, D.Rivera, Alcaraz & Obón
Common Name(s):
Spanish Cebolletas
Narcissus longispathus Degen & Hervier ex Pugsley subsp. alcaracensis (S.Ríos, D.Rivera, Alcaraz & Obón) Zonn.
Taxonomic Source(s): WCSP. 2017. World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. Available at:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered A3c+4c; B2ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Martínez Lirola, M.J.
Reviewer(s): Strahm, W. & de Montmollin, B. (Mediterranean Island Plants Red List Authority)
The populations are very fragmented in numerous localities and occur in a small very small area. The number of individuals varies enormously between subpopulations. The habitat is very altered by anthropic activity.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is endemic to the Mountain range of Alcaraz (Albacete). Two known subpopulations exist. It is possible that the species distribution corresponds to that of Narcissus longispathus and that it may occur in other localities along Alcaraz.
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Population [top]

Population:The two known subpopulations occur in an area of 19,000 m²:
Peñascosa I: 413 individuals
Peñascosa II: 18,150 individuals
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This geophyte grows in dense marshes dominated by Carex hispida situated in somewhat inclined areas, near streams with low current or shallow lakes, on a substrate of rich vegetal organic matter. Sometimes, it penetrates the reeds near to water.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threats to this species are the expansion of intensive pasture and other agricultural activities. The fields are burned to improve grazing and to nitrify the soil. Agricultural activities reduce the habitat of the species because of fragmentation. The pumping of water and water contamination also degrade the habitat. This plant is attractive and its collection can be a threat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The majority of the population occurs in a Natural Reserve. The species is cultivated ex situ at the University of Castilla-La Mancha.

Citation: Martínez Lirola, M.J. 2006. Narcissus alcaracensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T61600A12518889. . Downloaded on 21 May 2018.
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