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Antirrhinum subbaeticum

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA SCROPHULARIALES SCROPHULARIACEAE

Scientific Name: Antirrhinum subbaeticum
Species Authority: Güemes, Mateu & Sánchez-Gómez

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(v)+2ab(v) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Assessor(s): Sánchez Gómez, P., Carrión Vilches, M.A. & Jiménez Martínez, J.F.
Reviewer(s): Strahm, W. & de Montmollin, B. (Mediterranean Island Plants Red List Authority)
Justification:
This species has a restricted distribution and the population is severely fragmented. The number of individuals is declining due to a variety of threats.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to the eastern Andalusia mountain ranges. It is located in the province of Albacete, in canyons of the Mundo and Bogarra rivers, in the province of Murcia in Benizar and in the stream of Hondares (Moratalla).
Countries:
Native:
Spain
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Population [top]

Population: They are 4 known subpopulations and two of them contain less than 50 individuals:

Bogarra: 41 individuals
Potiche: 500 individuals
Benizar: 37 individuals
Hondares: 124 individuals
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This perennial herb grows in calcareous vertical rock fissures, in moderately shady conditions.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Collection by botanists and the influence of tourism are threats to the species. The intensive pasture by mountain goats is also a threat. Prolonged droughts and parasitism by some insects may also pose threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Actions in Place
The species occurs in Sites of Community Interest (SIC). It is listed in the Regional Catalogues of Murcia and Castilla-La Mancha. Seeds are stored in various seedbanks (ETSA and Valencia). Germination experiments have also been undertaken.

Citation: Sánchez Gómez, P., Carrión Vilches, M.A. & Jiménez Martínez, J.F. 2006. Antirrhinum subbaeticum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 22 September 2014.
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