Sorbus eminens 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Rosales Rosaceae

Scientific Name: Sorbus eminens
Species Authority: E.F.Warb.
Common Name(s):
English Round-leaved Whitebeam
Sorbus subenimens P.D.Sell
Taxonomic Source(s): The Plant List. 2016. The Plant List. Version 1.1. RBG Kew. Available at:
Taxonomic Notes: The species is apomictic. There appears to be significant variation between populations and further studies are required to elucidate their exact origins. Probably comprises several taxa.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D1 ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Wigginton, M.J.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Found in the Wye Valley, the Avon Gorge, other locations in Somerset, and also in Bangor in North Wales, a population which was formerly placed under S. porrigentiformis.
Countries occurrence:
United Kingdom
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Population [top]

Population:About 250 trees exist in total.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:A woodland tree, occurring very locally on carboniferous limestone.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The majority of trees are in the Avon Gorge, where they are under some degree of protection and constructive management.

Classifications [top]

In-Place Research, Monitoring and Planning
In-Place Land/Water Protection and Management
In-Place Species Management
In-Place Education
2. Agriculture & aquaculture -> 2.3. Livestock farming & ranching -> 2.3.4. Scale Unknown/Unrecorded
♦ timing:Ongoing    
→ Stresses
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.1. Ecosystem conversion
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.2. Ecosystem degradation

8. Invasive and other problematic species, genes & diseases -> 8.1. Invasive non-native/alien species/diseases -> 8.1.1. Unspecified species
♦ timing:Ongoing    

Bibliography [top]

Oldfield, S., Lusty, C. and MacKinven, A. (compilers). 1998. The World List of Threatened Trees. World Conservation Press, Cambridge, UK.

Tutin, T.G., Heywood, V.H., Burges, N.A., Valentine, D.H., Walters, S.M. and Webb, D.A. (eds) 1995. Flora Europaea Volumes 1-5. Electronic dataset supplied by R.J Pankhurst, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

Wigginton, M. 1995. British Red Data Books: vascular plants - draft list. Includes old and new IUCN categories (unpublished).

Wigginton, M.J. (ed.) 1999. British Red Data Books. 1 Vascular Plants. 3rd edition. JNCC, Peterborough.

Citation: Wigginton, M.J. 1998. Sorbus eminens. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998: e.T34728A9886040. . Downloaded on 24 August 2017.
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