Ambuchanania leucobryoides


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Ambuchanania leucobryoides
Species Authority: (T.Yamag., Seppelt & Z.Iwats.) Seppelt & H.A.Crum
Sphagnum leucobryoides T.Yamag., Seppelt & Z.Iwats.
Taxonomic Notes: Was previously treated under the genus Sphagnum.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 2.3
Year Published: 2000
Date Assessed: 2000-01-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Bryophyte Specialist Group
Reviewer(s): Hallingbäck, T., Hodgetts, N., Geissler, P. & Tan, B. (Bryophyte Red List Authority)
The species seems to have a very restricted distribution. It therefore meets the IUCN criteria for Vulnerable, based on an estimation that the number of localities is less than five.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Few localities in southwestern Tasmania.
Australia (Tasmania)
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Buried in wet sandy soil in alluvial wash sites.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Uncontrolled, intensive burning of the sedge vegetation.

Bibliography [top]

Bryophyte Specialist Group. For more information, see the Specialist Group website

Hallingbäck, T. and Hodgetts, N. (compilers). 2000. Mosses, Liverworts, and Hornworts. Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan for Bryophytes. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

Hilton-Taylor, C. 2000. 2000 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

Yamaguchi, T., Seppelt, R. D., Iwatsuki, Z. and Buchanan, A.M. 1990. Sphagnum (sect. Buchanania) leucobryoides sect. et sp. nov. from Tasmania. Journal of Bryology 16:45–54.

Citation: Bryophyte Specialist Group 2000. Ambuchanania leucobryoides. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 03 September 2015.
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