Overview

Distribution

Range Description

Carex microcarpa is a European endemic, only present in Corsica, Sardinia, and the small Italian islands of Capraia, Elba and Giglio. Pignatti (1982) reported it as occurring in mainland Italy, Conti et al. (2005) report it as present in central southern Italy, but Baccheta and Mossa (2004) consider it to be endemic to Corsica, Sardinia and the Tuscan archipelago.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
Carex microcarpa is a high perennial sedge growing in wet and damp places, between 0 and 2,000 m asl. In Corsica, it occurs in wet lowlands and midlands.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
  • Freshwater
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2010

Assessor/s
Daoud-Bouattour, A., Gammar-Ghrabi, Z., Limam-Ben Saad, S. & Muller, S.D.

Reviewer/s
Hugot, L., Bagella, S. & Temple, H. (IUCN Species Programme)

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Justification
Although Carex microcarpa has a relatively small range, it is fairly common and does not face any major threats. It is therefore listed as Least Concern.
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Population

Population
Carex microcarpa is very common in Corsica. In Sardinia, it is represented by many subpopulations (Arrigoni et al. 1977-1991) which appear to be stable.

Population Trend
Stable
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Threats

Major Threats
There are no major threats to this species but it can locally suffer from the general degradation of its wetland habitats.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
No specific conservation measures are in place or are needed. It occurs in some protected areas.
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