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Gyrocaryum oppositifolium

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA LAMIALES BORAGINACEAE

Scientific Name: Gyrocaryum oppositifolium
Species Authority: Valdés

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B2ac(i,ii,iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Assessor(s): López Jiménez, N. & Martínez Rodríguez, J.
Reviewer(s): Strahm, W. & de Montmollin, B. (Mediterranean Island Plants Red List Authority)
Justification:
The species is only found in one very small locality and comprises less than 100 individuals. There is continuing decline (two subpopulations have already been lost).
History:
1997 Endangered (Walter and Gillett 1998)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is an Iberian endemic. The species was described from Sevilla in 1982. Today, the species is only found in León (Ponferrada).
Countries:
Native:
Spain
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Population [top]

Population: Three subpopulations were known, one in Sevilla, one in León and one in Madrid, but today only the subpopulation at León still survives. This comprises only 100 individuals.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This annual herb grows in disturbed herbaceous habitats with a few dispersed trees. It can also be found on the edge of pine forests, in thicket and in forest on free granitic or slate soils with a sandy texture on moderate slopes.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The species has a poor reproductive strategy. The development of infrastructure, particularly forestry roads and the construction of railways are major threats to this species. Trampling by humans and the introduction of competitive alien species are additonal threats. Collection for botanical and scientific purposes may also pose a threat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no conservation measures in place.

Citation: López Jiménez, N. & Martínez Rodríguez, J. 2006. Gyrocaryum oppositifolium. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 19 December 2014.
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