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Graminae: Bromus brachystachys

Unknown collector, Year 1833

Species

Bromus brachystachys Hornung

Original Distribution

Germany

Extinction Data

IUCN = Extinct Listed 1989, Listed Extinct by WCMC 1996

Number of Specimens at Kew

3

Specimen Type (Y/N)

N

Kew Herbcat Barcode Number

K000518036

Date Collected

1833

Other Information

The genus bromus is a good example of how difficult the conservation of a group can be if the taxonomy of that group is poorly understood A number of forms have been described in this genus of which claim have been made that they went extinct. Bromus interruptus an endemic from the UK was last seen in he wild in 1972, but was found to be cultivated

Information Sources

Aparicio, A. (1993). Plans de separación de species vegetales avenatodes en el Parque Natural Sierra de Grazelema (Cádiz-Málaga) Acta Bot. Malacitana 18: 199-221.Walter, K.S. and Gillett, H.J. (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. United nations (1989) Draft European red list of threatened animals and plants. (Economic commission for Europe). Pp. 11--UN 1990: 35; Survival or extinction 43, Red Data 223: Council of Europe 27, Extinct Plant Species of the World IUCN Survey and preliminary report: April 1989, Extinct Plant Species of the World IUCN Survey and preliminary report: April 1989