Galapagos Species Checklist


Alternanthera subscaposa

Hook. f.

Domain Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Division Magnoliophyta
Class Magnoliopsida (= Dicotyledoneae)
Order Caryophyllales
Family Amaranthaceae
Genus Alternanthera

Alternanthera subscaposa  Hook. f.

 

Taxonomic comments: Syn.: Lithophila subscaposa (Hook. f.) Standl. The Plant List (2017). Considered a synonym of Lithophila subscaposa (Hook. f.) Standl. by Wiggins & Porter (1971). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew & Missouri Botanical Garden (2010) treats L. subscaposa as a synonym of A. subscaposa, citing Tropicos. However, the Tropicos record cited by Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew & Missouri Botanical Garden (2010) seems to support Wiggins & Porter (1971) in accepting L. subscaposa.

Name status: Accepted name; taxon occurs in Galapagos.

Last updated: 16 Oct 2017

Origin

  • In
    Introduced
  • Na
    Native

  • En
    Endemic

    Taxon occurs only in Galapagos.

  • Hy
    Hypothetical
  • Id
    Indigenous
  • Mi
    Migrant
  • EnQ
    Questionable Endemic
  • Re
    Resident
  • Va
    Vagrant

IUCN Status

Facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild.

Critically Endangered - Facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild.


The IUCN Red List assessments presented here may deviate from the global IUCN listings for the following reasons:

  • for well-known species groups, such as vascular plants or vertebrates, updates proposed to the IUCN are shown, rather than the outdated, but currently-used status;
  • for poorly-known species groups, such as lichenized fungi, a general assessment is not currently possible, therefore the list presented here is the regional IUCN Red List for the Galapagos Archipelago.

Literature

  • Andersson, N.J. (1855) Om Galápagos Öarnes Vegetation. Kongliga Svenska Vetenskaps Akademien Handl., Stockholm: 61-256.
  • Hooker, J.D. (1847) An Enumeration of the Plants of the Galapagos Archipelago; with descriptions of those which are new. Transactions of the Linnean Society of London 20: 163-233.
  • Robinson, B.L. (1902) Flora of the Galapagos Islands. Papers from the Hopkins-Stanford Expedition to the Galapgaos Islands. Proc. Amer. Acad. 38(4): 78-270.
  • Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Missouri Botanical Garden (eds.) (2013) The Plant List, Version 1.1. Published on the Internet; http://www.theplantlist.org/ (accessed 1st January).
  • Stewart, A. (1911) A botanical survey of the Galápagos Islands. Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 4th Series, 1: 7-288.
  • Tropicos.org. (2017) Database of Missouri Botanical Garden. Tropicos.org. Missouri Botanical Garden. 06 Oct 2017
  • Wiggins, I.L., Porter, D.M. (1971) Flora of the Galapagos Islands Standford University Press, Stanford.