|Scientific Name:||Barbarea conferta|
|Species Authority:||Boiss. & Heldr.|
|Taxonomic Notes:||Strid (1986) wrote that the status of Barbarea conferta Boiss. & Heldr. is uncertain. It was described from Mt. Killini and "differs from B. vulgaris in the raceme scarcely elongating in fruit, and pedicels 2–4 mm" (Strid 1986).
If a valid taxon, it is a wild relative of the cultivated Barbarea species, B. verna (Mill.) Asch. (land cress), and B. vulgaris R. Br. (winter cress).
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Data Deficient ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Maxted, N. & Nieto, A.|
|Contributor(s):||Hargreaves , S.|
European regional assessment: Data Deficient (DD)
EU 27 regional assessment: Data Deficient (DD)
Barbarea conferta is assessed as Data Deficient as there is currently insufficient information available to evaluate this species. It was classified as Rare in the list of rare, threatened and endemic plants in Europe (1982 edition) (Council of Europe 1983) and the 1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants (Walter and Gillett 1998), which means it was considered to be at risk almost 30 years ago; however, the validity of this species has been questioned. Further research is needed to confirm the validity of this species. If it is considered a valid taxon, information is needed on its exact distribution and habitat type, the population size and trend, potential threats, and its in situ and ex situ conservation status.
|Range Description:||Barbarea conferta is native to Greece where it is described from Mount Killini (Strid 1986, Strid and Tan 2002).|
Native:Greece (Greece (mainland))
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Further research is needed to gather information about the population size and trend of this species.
|Habitat and Ecology:||
Further research is needed to gather information about the habitat of this species.
|Use and Trade:||A wild relative of and potential gene donor to land cress, B. verna and winter cress, B. vulgaris.|
Further research is needed to gather information about the potential threats to this species.
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.
No germplasm accessions of B. conferta are reported by EURISCO to be held in European genebanks (EURISCO Catalogue 2010).
It was listed in the list of rare, threatened and endemic plants in Europe (1982 edition) (Council of Europe 1983) and the 1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants (Walter and Gillett 1998) as Rare (R) (not Endangered or Vulnerable, but at risk).
Further research is needed to confirm the validity of this species. If it is considered a valid taxon, information is needed on its exact distribution and habitat type, the population size and trend, potential threats, and its in situ and ex situ conservation status.
Council of Europe. 1983. List of rare, threatened and endemic plants in Europe. Council of Europe Publishing, Strasbourg, France.
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).
Strid, A. and Tan, K. (eds). 2002. Flora Hellenica Volume 2. pp. 511. Koeltz Scientific Books, Koenigstein, Germany.
Strid, A. (ed.). 1986. Mountain flora of Greece. pp. 822. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
Walter, K.S. and Gillett, H.J. (eds) (eds). 1998. 1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants. Compiled by the World Conservation Monitoring Centre. IUCN - The World Conservation Union, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.
|Citation:||Kell, S.P. 2013. Barbarea conferta. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 26 July 2014.|
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