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Narcissus radinganorum

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA LILIOPSIDA LILIALES AMARYLLIDACEAE

Scientific Name: Narcissus radinganorum
Species Authority: Fern.Casas

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Assessor(s): Fabregat Llueca, C. & López Udias, S.
Reviewer(s): Strahm, W. & de Montmollin, B. (Mediterranean Island Plants Red List Authority)
Justification:
This species is only known from five locations and that the extent and quality of its habitat are in decline.
History:
1997 Vulnerable (Walter and Gillett 1998)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to the Province of Valencia. Its principal area of occurence is in the mountains of Palomera and Macizo del Caroch in the south west of Valencia. It has been cited as occurring in adjoining areas of the Province of Albacete but its presence there has not been confirmed.
Countries:
Native:
Spain
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Population [top]

Population: It has been estimated that the 5 known subpopulations contain 18,514 individuals.

5 confirmed subpopulations:
Alto de Tona, Caroch: 87 individuals
Umbría del Caroch: 641 individuals
Fuente del Puntalejo: 1,521 individuals
La Unde: 16,257 individuals
Mountain range Palomera: 8 individuals
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This geophyte grows in damp irrigation ditches, at the bottom of gorges and in damp zones dominated by herbaceous vegetation on a basic substrate. It is found in a mountainous environment more or less characterized by a sub-humid climate. Frequently grows in association with Erica erigena.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species is dependent on maintained humidity and is vulnerable to prolonged drought, and drainage works or water course canalizations that reduce water supply in the habitat. The collection of this plant is also a threat for the subpopulations near human habitation. The enlargement of roads could threaten some subpopulations.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species is present in the LIC of Muela de Cortes and Caroc” and Valle de Ayora and Sierra del Boqueró”. Three subpopulations have been designated as Flora Micro Reserves. Seeds are stored in the genebank of the Botanical Garden of Valencia and it is also under cultivation.

Citation: Fabregat Llueca, C. & López Udias, S. 2006. Narcissus radinganorum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 02 September 2014.
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