Overview

Distribution

Range Description

Occurs locally in small populations, in Devon, north Somerset, the Avon Gorge, Wye Valley, Shropshire, Brecon, Montgomery, Denbigh in the UK and Kerry in Ireland.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
A shrub or small tree, usually on carboniferous limestone, on the edges of woodland or in scrub.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Sorbus anglica

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


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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Sorbus anglica

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 6
Specimens with Barcodes: 6
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
VU
Vulnerable

Red List Criteria
D1

Version
2.3

Year Assessed
1998
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Assessor/s
Wigginton, M.J.

Reviewer/s

Contributor/s
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Population

Population
The total population numbers about 600 individuals, the largest subpopulation being on Eglwyseg Mt. in Denbigh.
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Threats

Major Threats
Subpopulations have been noted to show some variability despite the species being an apomict. It is the product of a cross between S. aucuparia and S. rupicola.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
The species is well protected in a number of nature reserves and Sites of Special Scientific Interest.
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Wikipedia

Sorbus anglica

Sorbus anglica, the English whitebeam,[1] is a species of whitebeam tree in the Rosaceae family. It is uncommonly found in Ireland and the United Kingdom, with an entire British population estimated at about 600.[2] individuals.

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