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Species of the Day – Iris boissieri

December 9, 2012

Species of the Day – Iris boissieri

Iris boissieri is endemic to the northwest of the Iberian Peninsula in Galicia (Spain) and northern Portugal where it has an area of occupancy of less than 10 km².
The populations are small, hosting from a few individuals to isolated single individuals only. Declining trends and extreme fluctuations in the number of mature individuals have been identified. The extension and quality of the habitat of the species are declining due to changes in land use such as the abandonment of pastoral systems, recreational activities, and fires. The species itself is subject to collection.
Iris boissieri is listed on Annex IV of the Habitats Directive. It is therefore assessed as Critically Endangered.

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  1. December 31, 2012 10:57 pm

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