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Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is endemic to the dunes of the Veneto region in northeast Italy, and is found mainly on the Adriatic coast. It has also been reported from Friuli Venezia Giulia. In total, it occurs at more then six locations but the populations are severely fragmented. Its geographic range is only 28 km² (Commission of the European Communities 2009).
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Physical Description

Type Information

Type fragment for Stipa appendiculata Mez
Catalog Number: US 866144A
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany
Verification Degree: Original publication and alleged type specimen examined
Preparation: Pressed specimen
Collector(s): Collector unknown
Locality: Angabe., Australia, Australasia
  • Type fragment: Mez, C. C. 1921. Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 17: 204.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This grass grows in the Habitats Directive listed habitat 2130 "Fixed coastal dunes with herbaceous vegetation (“grey dunes’)" (Commission of the European Communities 2009).

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Stipa pennata

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


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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Stipa pennata

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
EN
Endangered

Red List Criteria
D

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2011

Assessor/s
Lasen, C. & Buffa, G.

Reviewer/s
Montagnani, C. & Bilz, M.

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Justification
Stipa veneta is restricted to coastal dunes in northeast Italy where it occurs at more then six, severely fragmented, locations. This species has a stable population which counts less than 250 mature individuals. Habitat loss and degradation due to tourism infrastructure and recreational activities are the main threats. It is therefore classed as Endangered.
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Population

Population
Stipa veneta has a stable population which counts less than 250 mature individuals.

Population Trend
Stable
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Threats

Major Threats
Habitat loss and degradation due to tourism infrastructure and recreational activities are the most important threats (Commission of the European Communities 2009).
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
Stipa veneta is listed as priority species on Annex II of the Habitats Directive.
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Wikipedia

Stipa pennata

Stipa pennata, common name feather grass, is a flowering plant in the family Poaceae, which is grown as an ornamental plant for its feathery flowering spikes. Its foliage is kindoff green in Summer while the flowers are Silvery-grey during the same season.[1] It is 60–90 centimetres (24–35 in) high.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stipa pennata". Retrieved March 31, 2013. 

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