Overview

Distribution

Range Description

Few localities in southwestern Tasmania.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
Buried in wet sandy soil in alluvial wash sites.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Ambuchanania leucobryoides

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Ambuchanania leucobryoides

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
VU
Vulnerable

Red List Criteria
D2

Version
2.3

Year Assessed
2000
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Assessor/s
Bryophyte Specialist Group

Reviewer/s
Hallingbäck, T., Hodgetts, N., Geissler, P. & Tan, B. (Bryophyte Red List Authority)

Contributor/s

Justification
The species seems to have a very restricted distribution. It therefore meets the IUCN criteria for Vulnerable, based on an estimation that the number of localities is less than five.
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Population

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
Uncontrolled, intensive burning of the sedge vegetation.
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Wikipedia

Ambuchanania leucobryoides


Ambuchanania leucobryoides, formerly Sphagnum leucobryoides, is a species of plant in the Sphagnaceae family. It is endemic to Tasmania, Australia. It is threatened by habitat loss.

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Ambuchanania

Ambuchanania leucobryoides is the only species of genus Ambuchanania. It is a Sphagnum-like moss endemic to Tasmania. Originally described as a species of Sphagnum, it is now a separate genus on the basis of both unusual morphology and genetic differences.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Crum, H.; Seppelt, R.D. (1999). "Sphagnum leucobryoides reconsidered". Contributions from the University of Michigan Herbarium 22: 29–31. 
  2. ^ Yamaguchi, T.; Seppelt R.D.; Iwatsuki, Z.; Buchanan, A.M. (1990). "Sphagnum (sect. Buchanania) leucobryoides sect. et sp. nov. from Tasmania" (pdf). Journal of Bryology 16: 45–54. 
  • Johnson, K.A., Whinam, J., Buchanan, A.M. & Balmer, J. (2008) Ecological observations and new locations of a rare moss, Ambuchanania leucobryoides (Ambuchananiaceae). Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. 142 (2): 79-84.
  • Shaw, A. Jonathan, 2000. Phylogeny of the Sphagnopsida Based on Chloroplast and Nuclear DNA Sequences [1], The Bryologist 103 (2): 277-306.
  • Shaw, A. Jonathan, Cymon J. Cox & Sandra B. Boles (2003) Polarity of peatmoss (Sphagnum) evolution: who says bryophytes have no roots? [2], American Journal of Botany 90: 1777-1787.
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