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Cylindrocline lorencei

A botanical curiosity, Cylindrocline lorencei was considered extinct in the wild in 1990, but has recently been reintroduced to Mauritius.
Cylindrocline lorencei in the Tropical Nursery at Kew

Cylindrocline lorencei in the Tropical Nursery at Kew

Species information

Common name: 

None at present.

Conservation status: 

Considered extinct in the wild in 1990, although it is currently the subject of a repatriation project and is intented to be reintroduced into the wild.

Habitat: 

Found growing amongst low ericoid scrub with Helichrysum, on lateritic soil, at 700 m above sea level. 

Known hazards: 

None known.

Taxonomy

Subclass: 
Superorder: 
Asteranae
Order: 
Asterales
Family: 
Compositae/Asteraceae
Genus: Cylindrocline

About this species

Cylindrocline lorencei was last seen in the wild in the Black River Gorge National Park, Mauritius. It is now one of 80 plant species considered extinct on Mauritius, but has been cultivated from material collected in 1980, and is currently the subject of a repatriation programme being carried out by Kew and Brest Botanic Gardens (France) in collaboration with the Native Plant Propagation Centre, Mauritius.

Genus: 
Cylindrocline

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