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Scottish scurvygrass fact file

Scottish scurvygrass description

KingdomPlantae
PhylumAnthophyta
ClassMagnoliopsida
OrderCapparales
FamilyBrassicaceae
GenusCochlearia Scottish scurvygrass biology

Scottish scurvygrass occurs as either a biennial or perennial.

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Scottish scurvygrass range

There have been very few recent records of Scottish scurvygrass because the confusion over its taxonomy has understandably made recorders reluctant to identify it Scottish scurvygrass habitat

Found in a range of coastal habitats including crevices in boulders near the sea, sand dunes, grazed grasslands on saltmarshes and cliff-tops and on open stony shores Scottish scurvygrass status

Classified as Taxonomically Uncertain Scottish scurvygrass threats

Potential threats include coastal development and pollution, as well as the possible effects of climate change Scottish scurvygrass conservation

Scottish scurvygrass is listed as a priority species under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan (UK BAP). The most pressing requirement at present is for the taxonomic status of this plant to be resolved. If it confirmed as an endemicsubspecies rather than environmentally dwarfed forms of other scurvygrasses, action needs to be taken to conserve it. The range and abundance of the plant will need to be determined and monitoring will be initiated Authentication

This information is awaiting authentication by a species expert, and will be plants

Glossary

Biennial
A plant that lives for two years and typically flowers only in the second year.
Endemic
A species or taxonomic groplants

References

  1. National Biodiversity Network Species Dictionary (September 2003): http://www.nhm.ac.uk/nbn/
  2. Clapham, A.R., Tutin, T.G. & Moore, D.M. (1987) Flora of the British Isles: 3rd Edition. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
  3. UK BAP Species Action Plan (October 2003): http://www.ukbap.org.uk
  4. Preston, C.D., Pearman, D.A. & Dines, T.D. (2002) New Atlas of the British and Irish Flora. Oxford University Press, Oxford.
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Scottish scurvygrass

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