Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is endemic to Iberian Andalusia. It is known from three subpopulations in the Sub Andalusia Cordovan and from one subpopulation in the Nieves mountain range (Málaga).
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This geophyte grows on calcareous soils. It is found in small cleared woods that form part of the meadows associated with water courses and enclosed irrigated land. The species is observed in areas where the herbaceous stratum dominates with some dispersed trees on a rocky substrate.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
EN
Endangered

Red List Criteria
B2ab(iii)c(iv)

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2006

Assessor/s
Hernández-Bermejo, E., Prados, J. & Herrera-Molina, F.

Reviewer/s
Strahm, W. & de Montmollin, B. (Mediterranean Island Plants Red List Authority)

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Justification
The species has a small area of occupancy, is severely fragmented and there is continuing decline in habitat quality and the population numbers fluctuate.

History
  • 1997
    Vulnerable
    (Walter and Gillett 1998)
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Population

Population
Four confirmed subpopulations:
3 subpopulations in Sub Andalusia: 5,180 individuals
1 subpopulation in Nieves mountain range: 632 individuals

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
The major threats to this species are grazing and trampling by livestock. The change in agricultural activity is crucial for the survival of the species.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
The subpopulations are encountered in the Natural Zones of the Mountain Ranges of Sub Andalusia and Nieves. The species is also included in the conservation project for the vegetation of the Cordovan Province undertaken by the Consejería de Medio Ambiente de la Junta de Andalucía. Seeds are stocked in the genebank of Vegetal Andaluz.
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