Habitat and Ecology
IUCN Red List Assessment
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- 1997Vulnerable(Walter and Gillett 1998)
2 subpopulations on the summits of Tenerife: 136 individuals
3 subpopulations on the summits of Hierro: 151 individuals
7 subpopulations on the summits of La Palma: 1,057 individuals
All the main subpopulatiuons are included in various natural protected sites (LIC). Seeds are stored in the seedbanks of E.T.S. de Ingenieros Agrónomos and of the Botanical Garden of Viera and Clavijo.
Cerastium sventenii is a species of plant in the Caryophyllaceae family. It is endemic to Spain. Its natural habitats are temperate forests, Mediterranean Matorral shrubland vegetation, and rocky areas. It is threatened by habitat loss.
The taxonomy of the Cerastium sventenii is as follows:
The main threat that is affecting Cerastium sventenii is grazing herbivores that cannot be controlled.
- Mesa Coello, R., Acevedo Rodríguez, A., Oval de la Rosa, J.P., Hernández Luís, A., Marrero Gómez, M.V. & Carqué Álamo, E. 2006. Cerastium sventenii. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 21 August 2007.
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