Ranunculus hyperboreus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Ranunculales Ranunculaceae

Scientific Name: Ranunculus hyperboreus Rottb.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2015-07-30
Assessor(s): Maiz-Tome, L.
Reviewer(s): Bilz, M.
The species is widespread and while it is possibly declining in parts of its range, it is not thought that any global population decline is likely to meet (or be close to meeting) the threshold for Vulnerable. Therefore the species is assessed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:The species is found widespread in Northern Europe, East Asia and North America (Encyclopedia of Life 2015).
Countries occurrence:
Canada; Finland; Greenland; Iceland; Norway; Russian Federation (Sakhalin); Svalbard and Jan Mayen; Sweden; United States
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):30
Upper elevation limit (metres):1310
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Population [top]

Population:The species is classed as globally 'Secure' by NatureServe (2014), however the populations in some states in the USA and Provinces in Canada are classed as 'Critically Imperiled' or 'Imperiled'. The Canadian Endangered Species Conservation Council (CESCC 2011) also class the species as 'Secure' (for Canada only).
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The species grows floating in shallow water or stranded on exposed mud at margins of streams and ponds and open wet soil and marshes, in tundra or boreal or subalpine forest (Flora of North America Editorial Committee 1993+).
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: There is no information on the use or trade of this species.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The threats to the species are unknown.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No conservation actions for the species are known. More information would be useful on the species' population status and threats across its range.

Citation: Maiz-Tome, L. 2016. Ranunculus hyperboreus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T64322180A67730642. . Downloaded on 19 September 2018.
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