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Overview

Distribution

National Distribution

United States

Origin: Exotic

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Unknown/Undetermined

Confidence: Confident

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Range Description

This plant is endemic to the Azores, where it is found at the islands of S. Jorge, Pico, Faial, Flores and Corvo (Borges et al. 2005). Its area of occupancy is around 15 km² (Commission of the European Communities 2009).
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
Myosotis azorica is an ecotone species associated to natural humid grasslands. It occurs in big naturally disturbed areas. It can be found in the Habitats Directive listed habitat 6180 "Macaronesian mesophile grasslands" (Commission of the European Communities 2009).

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Myosotis azorica

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


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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Myosotis azorica

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

National NatureServe Conservation Status

United States

Rounded National Status Rank: NNA - Not Applicable

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NatureServe Conservation Status

Rounded Global Status Rank: GNR - Not Yet Ranked

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IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
VU
Vulnerable

Red List Criteria
D1

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2011

Assessor/s
Barreto Caldas, F

Reviewer/s
Bilz, M. & Lutz, M.L.

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Justification
Myosotis azorica is endemic to the Azores where the populations are small and have a total of 500-600 individuals. It is therefore listed as Vulnerable.
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Population

Population
It has been estimated that the population was between 500 and 600 individuals in 2004. There are only a few subpopulations that are fragmented and suffer from strong genetic isolation (Commission of the European Communities 2009).

Population Trend
Decreasing
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Threats

Major Threats
The main threats are posed by agriculture and forestry activities, modifying structures of inland water courses, erosion, and natural catastrophes (Commission of the European Communities 2009).
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
Myosotis azorica is listed on Annex II of the Habitats Directive and under Appendix I of the Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats (Bern Convention).
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Wikipedia

Myosotis azorica

Myosotis azorica, common name Azorean mouse-ear or Azorean forget-me not, is a plant species endemic to the Azores Islands in the North Atlantic Ocean. It grows near waterfalls and on wet rocks and in wet meadows on the islands of San Jorge, Pico, Faial, Corvo and Flores. Its native range covers less than 15 km2, with the total number of individuals estimated at less than 600, so the species is vulnerable.[1]

Myosotis azorica is a perennial herb with decumbent stems up to 30 cm (12 inches) tall. Leaves are lanceolate, clasping the stem, with numerous soft flexible hairs. Flowers are borne in "scorpioid cymes," i.e. on spirally curving stems resembling a scorpion's tail or a half-unfurled fiddlehead fern leaf. Flowers are deep blue-purple with a yellow center.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Barreto Caldas, F 2011. Myosotis azorica. In:IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
  2. ^ Watson, Hewett Cottrell. 1844. Myosotis azorica, Azorean mouse-ear or forget-me not. Botanical Magazine 70: t. 4122.
  3. ^ Flora of the Azores, Governo dos Açores
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