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SRLI for Plants - Plant species included in the study

 

NOTE: Not all of these plants are under threat - please take note of their conservation status

The Sampled Red List Index for Plants is a representative sample, which looked at a full spectrum of plants ranging from those rated as least concern through to threatened.

Agrostis trachychlaena

Common name: bentgrass

Conservation status: Endangered

Rare grass species, occurs within an area of only 16 km² on two islands in the South Atlantic Ocean. Less than 250 mature individuals are thought to exist
http://www.kew.org/plants-fungi/Agrostis-trachychlaena.htm

Agrostis trachychlaena

Common name: bentgrass

Conservation status: Endangered

Rare grass species, occurs within an area of only 16 km² on two islands in the South Atlantic Ocean. Less than 250 mature individuals are thought to exist
http://www.kew.org/plants-fungi/Agrostis-trachychlaena.htm

Caliphruriu tenera

Common name: Amazon lily

Conservation status: Critically Endangered – Possibly Extinct

Bulbous herb with small white flowers, has not been recorded in the wild since 1853, and now considered to be possibly extinct.
http://www.kew.org/plants-fungi/Caliphruria-tenera.htm

Cymbopogon citratus

Common name: lemon grass

Conservation status: Least Concern

Asian grass, long-known for its attractive scent and medicinal properties
http://www.kew.org/plants-fungi/Cymbopogon-citratus.htm

 

 

 

 

Dalbergia andapensis

Common name: hazovola

Conservation Status: Endangered

Endangered tree from northeast Madagascar, under threat due to deforestation
http://www.kew.org/plants-fungi/Dalbergia-andapensis.htm

 

Dypsis brevicaulis

Common name: dwarf palm

Conservation status: Critically Endangered

Endemic to Madagascar, fewer than 50 mature individuals known to occur wild
http://www.kew.org/plants-fungi/Dypsis-brevicaulis.htm

Ensete ventricosum

Common name: Ethiopian banana

Not yet assessed

Staple food crop in Ethiopia, also a popular garden ornamental
http://www.kew.org/plants-fungi/Ensete-ventricosum.htm

Ensete ventricosum

Common name: Ethiopian banana

Not yet assessed

Staple food crop in Ethiopia, also a popular garden ornamental
http://www.kew.org/plants-fungi/Ensete-ventricosum.htm

 

 

Galanthus nivalis

Common name: snowdrop

Conservation status: Near Threatened

Widely naturalised, including in UK, however during last decade its native distribution has been reduced
http://www.kew.org/plants-fungi/Galanthus-nivalis.htm

Galanthus nivalis

Common name: snowdrop


Conservation status: Near Threatened

Widely naturalised, including in UK, however during last decade its native distribution has been reduced
http://www.kew.org/plants-fungi/Galanthus-nivalis.htm

Tillandsia ionantha Planch.

Common name: Blushing bride


Conservation status: Vunerable

Common pot plant, however under some threat due to over-collection from the wild
http://www.kew.org/plants-fungi/Tillandsia-ionantha.htm

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Encephalartos altensteinii

Common name: Eastern Cape giant cycad


Conservation status: Vulnerable

Native to South Africa, number of individuals has declined by more than 30% in the past 50 years.
http://www.kew.org/plants-fungi/Encephalartos-altensteinii.htm

Ginkgo biloba

Common name: Maidenhair tree


Conservation status: Endangered


Common across world in urban environments and botanic gardens, but threatened in the wild in its native China

http://www.kew.org/plants-fungi/Ginkgo-biloba.htm

Pinus pinea

Common name: Stone pine


Conservation status: Least Concern


Widely known for its edible seeds, an unusual and distinctive-looking tree

http://www.kew.org/plants-fungi/Pinus-pinea.htm

Wollemi Pine Image

Wollemia nobilis

Common name: Wollemi pine

Conservation status: Critically Endangered


Dubbed a 'living fossil' as it is a survivor of an ancient group of trees that date back to beyond the time of dinosaurs

http://www.kew.org/plants-fungi/Wollemia-nobilis.htm

(copyright: Rebecce Cirns-Wicks)

Nesiota elliptica

Common name: St Helena olive

Conservation staus:Extinct

In 2002, the St Helena olive had been lost from the wild and persisted only precariously, as one cultivated individual, but since then this individual has died, making this species totally extinct

 

 

Welwitschia mirabilis

Common name: tree tumbo

Conservation status: Near threatened

A ragged-leaved inhabitant of African desert, some tree tumbos are believed to be over 1,000 years old.

http://www.kew.org/plants-fungi/Welwitschia-mirabilis.htm

 

Isoetes biafrana

This image was taken as part of The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew's work to survey and conserve the forests of Mount Oku in Cameroon, one of only two locations for this plant.

 

 

Vicia Orobus

Common name: wood bitter-vetch

Conservation status: Threatened

Wood bitter-vetch is an erect herb related to the world-renowned broad bean, and likewise a member of the pea and bean family (Leguminosae)

 

 

 

Website resources

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Maps showing where plants on the IUCN Red List can be found

Maps showing where plants on the IUCN Red List can be found

 

Still shot from the Youtube video, featuring a clip of Dr Paul Smith talking about biodiversity.

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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