Silene gazulensis 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Caryophyllales Caryophyllaceae

Scientific Name: Silene gazulensis
Species Authority: A.Galán de Mera, J.E.Cortés, J.A.Vicente Orellana & R.Morales Alonso

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B1ab(iii,v)+2ab(iii,iv); C2a(ii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Assessor(s): De Vega, C., Ángeles Ortiz, M. & Talavera, S.
Reviewer(s): Strahm, W. & de Montmollin, B. (Mediterranean Island Plants Red List Authority)
The species is only known from one subpopulation containing a small number of mature individuals that is undergoing continuing decline in numbers and in extent and quality of habitat.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to the province of Cádiz in the southwest of Spain..
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Population [top]

Population: There ais one confirmed subpopulation comprising 63 individuals.
Current Population Trend: Decreasing
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This perennial herb grows on north and northwest facing rocky places, in fissures of calcareous rocks of Jurassic origin.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The species is threatened by intense pasture from livestock. The population has been confined to higher places, where it is inaccessible. Competition from other plants is also a threat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No measures taken yet.

Citation: De Vega, C., Ángeles Ortiz, M. & Talavera, S. 2006. Silene gazulensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T61642A12531633. . Downloaded on 26 November 2015.
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