|Scientific Name:||Gossypium darwinii G.Watt|
Gossypium barbadense f. darwinii (G.Watt) Roberty
Gossypium barbadense subsp. darwinii (Watt) Mauer
Gossypium barbadense var. darwinii (G. Watt) J.B.Hutch. in Hutch.
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Tye, A. & Callebaut, J.|
|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 Fernandina, Isabela (Wolf, Darwin, Alcedo, Sierra Negra, Cerro Azul, Mariela South), Pinta, Marchena, Santiago (+ Albany), Rabida, Pinzon, Santa Cruz (+ Eden, Bowditch North, Venecia, North Seymour), Santa Fe, San Cristóbal (+ Lobos), Floreana and Espanola (+ Gardner, Osborn, Xarifa) in the Galapagos. It occurs from sea level to 1,000 m asl.|
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|Population:||There are a total of 26 subpopulations. It is common on many islands and there is no evidence of decline. It is known to have formed hybrid populations with G. barbadense in and around towns and villages on Santa Cruz, Floreana and San Cristóbal.|
|Current Population Trend:||Stable|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This shrub or tree is found in the arid and transition zones in shrubland and dry forest (Wiggins and Porter 1972, McMullen 1999).|
It is threatened by hybridization with G. barbadense. Hybrids are known in and around villages in Santa Cruz, Floreana and San Cristobal.
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.
IUCN. 2014. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. Available at: www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 13 November 2014).
McMullen, C.K. 1999. Flowering Plants of the Galapagos. Comstock Publishing Associates.
Wiggins, L. and Porter, D.M. 1972. Flora of the Galápagos Islands. Stanford Univeristy Press, Stanford, California.
|Citation:||Tye, A. & Callebaut, J. 2014. Gossypium darwinii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2014: e.T63906987A63906990.Downloaded on 18 February 2018.|