|Scientific Name:||Centranthus amazonum|
|Species Authority:||Fridlender & Raynal|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Critically Endangered B1ab(iii,iv)+2ab(iii,iv); D ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Strahm, W. & de Montmollin, B. (Mediterranean Island Plants Red List Authority)|
Only a single subpopulation of less than 50 individuals remains, and the small population size makes this species very vulnerable.
|Range Description:||Centranthus amazonum is a Sardinian endemic found on Mount Oliena, at about 1,200 m altitude.|
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|Population:||Only a single subpopulation of less than 50 individuals remains.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||A herbaceous species that grows in gorges in shady crevices in limestone rock.|
|Major Threat(s):||The small population size makes this species very vulnerable, particularly to grazing by goats, collectors and possibly landslides. Its low genetic diversity may also limit the species' capacity to adapt to changing environmental conditions. Potential tourist development would also lead to road construction that will favour the dispersal of invasive alien species, especially Centranthus ruber which could hybridize with C. amazonum.|
Actions in Place
This species is under cultivation in the Brest National Botanical Garden, and seeds have been sent to the National Botanic Garden at Porquerolles. No legal or in situ measures have yet been taken since this species was described in 1998.
|Citation:||Fridlender, A. 2006. Centranthus amazonum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 27 January 2015.|