|Scientific Name:||Solanum galapagense S.C. Darwin & Peralta|
Lycopersicon cheesmanaie var. minor (Hook.f) D. M. Porter
Lycopersicon cheesmaniae L. Riley fma. minor (Hook. f.) C. H. Müll.
Lycopersicon esculentum var. minor Hook. f.
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Tye, A. & Siemens, T.|
|Reviewer(s):||Hilton-Taylor, C. & Sayer, C.|
This species is widespread throughout the Galapagos Islands and there is no evidence of decline. Therefore, it is assessed as Least Concern.
|Range Description:||This species is found on Darwin, Fernandina, Isabela (Darwin, Sierra Negra), Pinta, Santiago (+ Cousins, Bartolome, Bainbridge One, Sombrero Chino), Pinzon, Santa Cruz, San Cristóbal, Gardner-by-Floreana and Espanola in the Galapagos, with unconfirmed reports from Ecuador, Wolf, Alcedo and Cerro Azul volcanoes, Rabida and Devil's Crown. It occurs from 10-1,300 m asl.|
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|Population:||There is a total of 15 confirmed and six unconfirmed subpopulations. Records from other islands of S. cheesmaniae may refer to this species. There is no evidence of a decline but this species is possibly hybridizing with S. lycopersicum or S. pimpinellifolium on inhabited islands.|
|Current Population Trend:||Stable|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This is a species of wild tomato and is a low, branching herb. It occurs in the arid and transition zones in open shrub.|
|Major Threat(s):||This species is possibly hybridizing with S. lycopersicum or S. pimpinellifolium on inhabited islands and is also threatened by feral animals.|
The Galapagos Islands are almost entirely designated as a national park (El Parque Nacional de Archipiélago de Colon). In 1968, 97% of the land in the archipelago was included in the park. In 1978, it was recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and in 1984, a UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve.
|Citation:||Tye, A. & Siemens, T. 2014. Solanum galapagense. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2014: e.T64869132A64869138.Downloaded on 15 August 2018.|
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