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Barbarea verna

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA CAPPARALES CRUCIFERAE

Scientific Name: Barbarea verna
Species Authority: (Mill.) Asch.
Common Name/s:
English American Cress, Upland Cress, Early Winter Cress, Land Cress, Normandy Cress, American Winter Cress
French Cresson de Jardin
Spanish Berrillo, Berro Mastuerzo, Hierba de Santa Bárbara
Synonym/s:
Barbarea croatica Borbás & Vuk.
Barbarea praecox (Sm.) R. Br.
Barbarea praecox (Sm.) W. T. Aiton
Campe verna (Mill.) A. Heller
Erysimum vernum Mill.
Taxonomic Notes: Barbarea verna (Mill.) Asch. is a primary wild relative of cultivated B. verna (Mill.) Asch. (land cress) and a wild relative of winter cress, B. vulgaris R. Br.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2011
Date Assessed: 2011-03-24
Assessor/s: Kell, S.P.
Reviewer/s: Maxted, N. & Nieto, A.
Contributor/s: Hargreaves , S.
Justification:

European regional assessment: Data Deficient (DD)
EU 27 regional assessment: Data Deficient (DD)

Barbarea verna is assessed as Data Deficient as there is currently insufficient information available to evaluate this species. Information about its precise distribution, habitat preferences, population size and trend  is needed, as well as its in situ conservation status and potential threats.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: B. verna is native to parts of central, southwest and southeast Europe (Marhold 2011). This species has been widely introduced to the rest of Europe where it has become naturalized (Rich 1991). The species is widespread in France, occurring in the majority of departments across the country with the exception of Lot-et-Garonne, Lot and Haute-Garonne to the south and 16 departments in the north (Association Tela Botanica 2000–2010). Further research is needed to gather information about the precise distribution of this species throughout the rest of its range.
Countries:
Native:
Croatia; France (Corsica, France (mainland)); Italy (Italy (mainland), Sardegna); Portugal (Portugal (mainland)); Slovenia; Spain (Spain (mainland))
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Population [top]

Population:

Further research is needed to gather information about the population size and trend of this species.

Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:

Further research is needed to gather information about the habitat of this species in its native range.

Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s):

Further research is needed to gather information about the potential threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The genus Barbarea is listed in Annex I of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture as part of the brassica complex.

EURISCO reports seven germplasm accessions of B. verna held in European genebanks, four of which are reported to be of wild or weedy origin. Of the wild accessions, two originate from within Europe—one from Austria and the other from Spain (EURISCO Catalogue 2010). Further germplasm collection and duplicated ex situ storage is a priority for this species.

Bibliography [top]

Andersson, A.A.M., Merker, A. Nilsson, P., Sørensen, H. and Åman, P. 1999. Chemical composition of the potential new oilseed crops Barbarea vulgaris, Barbarea verna and Lepidium campestre. Journal of Science of Food and Agriculture 79: 179–186.

Association Tela Botanica. 2000–2010. Le reseau de la botanique francophone. Available at: http://www.tela-botanica.org/. (Accessed: August 2010).

EURISCO Catalogue. 2010. http://eurisco.ecpgr.org. (Accessed: September 2010).

IUCN. 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2011.1). Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 16 June 2011).

Izquierdo, I. Martín, J.L., Zurita, N. and Arechavaleta, M. (eds.). 2004. Lista de especies silvestres de Canarias (hongos, plantas y animales terrestres) 2004. Consejería de Medio Ambiente y Ordenación Territorial, Gobierno de Canarias.

Marhold, K. 2011. Brassicaceae. In: Euro+Med Plantbase – the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity. Berlin. Available at: http://ww2.bgbm.org/EuroPlusMed/. (Accessed: 28 February 2011).

Rich, T.C.G. 1991. Crucifers of Great Britain and Ireland. Botanical Society of the British Isles, London.

Warwick, S.L., Francis, A. and Gugel, R.K. 2009. Part IV: Wild crucifer species as sources of agronomic traits. In: Warwick, S.L., Francis, A. and Gugel, R.K. (eds), Guide to Wild Germplasm: Brassica and allied crops (tribe Brassiceae, Brassicaceae) 3rd Edition, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), Ottowa.

Citation: Kell, S.P. 2011. Barbarea verna. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 16 April 2014.
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