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.

Citation: Wigginton, M.J. 1998. Sorbus eminens. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998: e.T34728A9886040. . Downloaded on 21 August 2017.
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