Citations with the tag: ENDANGERED plants
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- THREATENED NATIVE PLANTS OF DIR KOHISTAN VALLEY, KHYBER PUKHTUNKHWA, PAKISTAN.
HAZRAT, ALI; WAHAB, MUHAMMAD // FUUAST Journal of Biology; Jun2011, Vol. 1 Issue 1, p35
This study was carried out to document the conservation status a "red data book" and to determine the threatened status of native plants of Dir Kohistan. Regular study trips were undertaken during 2008-2011. During this study, the exotic plants, weeds and naturalized species were not taken into...
- Cactus bugs.
HAZRAT, ALI; WAHAB, MUHAMMAD // UNESCO Courier; Jun96, Vol. 49 Issue 6, p48
Reports on the implantation of electronic chips in plant species at risk in an effort to enforce the Washington Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). Description of the chip; Countries where the experiment is being made.
- Limited pollen-mediated dispersal and partial self-incompatibility in the rare ironstone endemic Tetratheca paynterae subsp. paynterae increase the risks associated with habitat loss.
Butcher, P.; Bradbury, D.; Krauss, S. // Conservation Genetics; Dec2011, Vol. 12 Issue 6, p1603
Patterns of mating and dispersal are key factors affecting the dynamics, viability and evolution of plant populations. Changes in mating system parameters can provide evidence of anthropogenic impacts on populations of rare plants. Tetratheca paynterae subsp. paynterae is a critically endangered...
- Multivariate Analysis of Stream Substrates in Subpopulations of Harperella (Ptilimnium nodosum (Rose) Mathias: Apiaceae) at Sideling Hill Creek, Maryland, USA.
Fryel, Christopher T.; Tess, Samantha M. // Castanea; Mar2012, Vol. 77 Issue 1, p2
Harperella (Ptilimnium nodosum) is a federally endangered plant species with a large population along Sideling Hill Creek, Allegany and Washington Counties, Maryland. Monitoring of this species is difficult owing to the unpredictable flood events that change the distribution and composition of...
- RIBA mulls tough line on timber.
Hurst, Will // Building Design; 10/15/2004, Issue 1646, p5
This article reports that the RIBA will consider its advice to architects on timber sustainability after Greenpeace condemned two more lottery-funded projects for using endangered wood. Greenpeace said that the Playfair project in Edinburgh, Scotland, designed by John Miller & Partners, included...
- TPWD, nature conservancy experts collaborate on book of rare plants; book available online.
Hurst, Will // Breckenridge American; 3/8/2008, Vol. 124, p5B
This article focuses on a guide that contains information about Texas' threatened plants was published by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department botanists. The guide also features photographs, line drawings and color maps. Other information found in the guide include physical description, habitat,...
- Seed physiological aspects of pushkarmool (Inula racemosa), a threatened medicinal herb: response to storage, cold stratification, light and gibberellic acid.
Sharma, Shashi; Sharma, Rajender Kumar // Current Science (00113891); 12/25/2010, Vol. 99 Issue 12, p1801
The seeds of Inula racemosa Hook. f. (Asteraceae), an economically and medicinally important threatened plant from northwest Himalaya, exhibited deep dormancy at harvest. Cold-stratification and gibberellic acid treatments effectively alleviated seed dormancy. Due to the storage of seeds in dry...
- South Carolina.
Gramling, Joel M. // Castanea; Jun2010, Vol. 75 Issue 2, p274
The article offers information on several plants found in South Carolina. It notes that Asimina angustifolia raf. or Slimleaf pawpaw was spotted growing in a mixed hardwood forest and is said to serve as a state record for the plant. It mentions that Epidendrum magnoliae var. magnoliae, also...
- A protocol for multiplication and restoration of Ceropegia fantastica Sedgw.: a critically endangered plant species.
Chandore, A. N.; Nimbalkar, M. S.; Gurav, R. V.; Bapat, V. A.; Yadav, S. R. // Current Science (00113891); 12/10/2010, Vol. 99 Issue 11, p1593
Ceropegia fantastica Sedgw. (Asclepidaceae) is a critically endangered, endemic species in Western Ghats of India. The fruit and seed setting are very low and in vitro propagation is the only viable alternative for its sapling raising and restoration of this plant's population in the wild...
- The endangered Iris atropurpurea (Iridaceae) in Israel: honey-bees, night-sheltering male bees and female solitary bees as pollinators.
Watts, Stella; Sapir, Yuval; Segal, Bosmat; Dafni, Amots // Annals of Botany; Mar2013, Vol. 111 Issue 3, p395
Background and Aims The coastal plain of Israel hosts the last few remaining populations of the endemic Iris atropurpurea (Iridaceae), a Red List species of high conservation priority. The flowers offer no nectar reward. Here the role of night-sheltering male solitary bees, honey-bees and female...
- Reintroduction of Federally Endangered Harperella (Harperella nodosum Rose) in Flood- Prone, Artificial, and Natural Habitats.
Wells, Elizabeth Fortson // Castanea; Jun2012, Vol. 77 Issue 2, p146
Harperella (Harperella nodosum) is the only federally listed endangered plant species in the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park (C&O Canal NHP) in the National Park Service in Maryland and one of four federally listed endangered plant species in West Virginia. This paper...
- DISTRIBUCIÓN Y ESTADO DE CONSERVACIÓN DEL GÉNERO Haageocereus (FAMILIA CACTACEAE) EN EL DEPARTAMENTO DE LIMA. PERÚ.
Moya-Méndez, Natalia Calderón; Ceroni Stuva, Aldo; Ostolaza Nano, Carlos // Ecologia Aplicada; 2004, Vol. 3 Issue 1/2, p17
Haageocereus genus distribution and conservation status in the Department of Lima (Perú) was studied. Plants were collected in 12 places located in Canta, Huaral, Huaura, Huarochirí, Lima and Oyón provinces, from 180 up to 2500 masl. The number of taxa evaluated was 12: 4 species, 6...
- EX-SITU CONSERVATION STUDIES ON ETHNO- MEDICINAL RARE, ENDEMIC PLANT SPECIES FROM WESTERN GHATS OF MAHARASHTRA.
Deshmukh, B. S. // International Journal of Pharma & Bio Sciences; Apr-Jun2010, Vol. 1 Issue 2, p1
Due to various factors such as changing environmental conditions, biotic factors, destruction of habitat etc. some ethno-medicinal rare endemic plant species are facing threats for their existence. Conservation, enhancement and sustainable utilization of plant resources are recognized as one of...
- NEW AND NOTEWORTHY.
Deshmukh, B. S. // Environment Hawai'i; Jul2011, Vol. 22 Issue 1, p2
The article reports that United Plant Savers (UpS) has added six species of Hawaiian sandalwood in the list of "at-risk" species.
Deshmukh, B. S. // Horticulture Week; 5/11/2012, p11
The article offers Great Britain news briefs as of May 2012 on topics including deadly plant species to be displayed in the Eden Project's Freaky Nature exhibition, the Open Spaces Society reveals the shortlisted names for the Open Space Award and a campaign starts against onshore wind turbines.
- A Checklist of the Vascular Flora of Crenshaw County, Alabama.
Diamond Jr., Alvin R. // Castanea; Mar2011, Vol. 76 Issue 1, p64
The vascular flora of Crenshaw County, Alabama, was surveyed from 1987 to 2010. A total of 1171 taxa (species and hybrids) in 565 genera from 150 families are reported. Twenty-five taxa represented by herbarium specimens from Crenshaw County were not recollected during this study. The Inventory...
- Saving the natives.
Shields, Hatsy // House Beautiful; Oct98, Vol. 140 Issue 10, p94
Details the ways for caring scilla siberica and several endangered plants. How the passion for bulbs started; Why species bulbs was considered in danger of extinction; Factors that caused the damage of the bulbs. INSET: Spreading color bulb by bulb.
- EFFECTS OF HOT WATER ON BREAKING SEED DORMANCY OF THE ENDANGERED KANKAKEE MALLOW, ILIAMNA REMOTA GREENE (MALVACEAE).
McDonnell, April; Grant, Marissa; Coons, Janice // Erigenia: Journal of the Southern Illinois Native Plant Society; Spring2012, Issue 25, Special section p1
Iliamna remota Greene (Kankakee mallow, Malvaceae) is listed as endangered in Illinois and is endemic to Langham Island in the Kankakee River, Kankakee County, Illinois. Information on ways to break seed dormancy of I. remota would be useful for restoration and management. The purpose of this...
- Plants in peril.
Tangley, Laura // U.S. News & World Report; 04/20/98, Vol. 124 Issue 15, p12
Reports that the World Conservation Union believes that one in eight species of plant of the Earth are in danger of becoming extinct. Reasons.
- Matelea decipiens (Asclepiadaceae): A New County Record from Illinois.
Wood, Diane L.; Bornstein, Allan J.; Byers, Korey A. P. // Castanea; Mar2013, Vol. 78 Issue 1, p79
Historical records indicate that Matelea decipiens (Asclepiadaceae), oldfield milkvine or climbing milkweed, is known from Jackson, Saline, and Williamson counties in southern Illinois, where it is listed as endangered. Although a previous unvouchered occurrence has been noted in the Illinois...
- RELACION DE ALGUNAS PLANTAS Y HONGOS MEXICANOS RAROS, AMENAZADOS O EN PELIGRO DE EXTINCION Y SUGERENCIAS PARA SU CONSERVACION.
Vovides, Andrew P.; Luna, Victor; Medina, Guadalupe // Acta Botanica Mexicana; 1997 Supplement, p1
A revised list of some rare, threatened and endangered plant species of Mexico is presented. Listing is by IUCN category, vegetation type and state. A list of threatened fungi is included for the first time. The role of the botanic gardens in the conservation of these species is discussed. A...
- Fairy slipper (Calypso bulbosa) on Anticosti Island: the occurrence of a rare plant in an environment strongly modified by white-tailed deer.
Morissette, �ve-Marie; Lavoie, Claude; Huot, Jean // Botany; Dec2009, Vol. 87 Issue 12, p1223
The introduction of white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus Zimm.) at the end of the 19th century, and their subsequent proliferation on Anticosti Island (Quebec) has had a strong impact on forest vegetation. Only 50% of the original balsam fir (Abies balsamea (L.) Mill.) cover remains on the...
- Atlanta horticulturists try to save endangered stinking cedar.
Morissette, �ve-Marie; Lavoie, Claude; Huot, Jean // American Nurseryman; 02/01/97, Vol. 185 Issue 3, p18
Reports on a collaborative effort between Atlanta Botanical Garden and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources to save the endangered stinking cedar. Fungal disease causing the plant's extinction; Cultivation of genetically different cedar varieties at the Atlanta Botanical Garden.
Morissette, �ve-Marie; Lavoie, Claude; Huot, Jean // BioScience; Mar1982, Vol. 32 Issue 3, p238
The article offers news related to bioscience. Endangered foreign plant species intercepted in the U.S. will find a new rescue center in the greenhouses of the College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) at the State University of New York. Lead poisoning from anglers' weights is the...
- SAVING SPECIES IS NOT ENOUGH.
Fritz, Edward C. // BioScience; May1983, Vol. 33 Issue 5, p301
The article presents the author's views on the preservation of endangered species of plants in the U.S. According to the author, timber companies have eliminated several plant species, such as beech and magnolia in the pine forests extending from South Carolina to Texas. The author says that for...
- Feds Hand More Land to Endangered Bugs and Flowers.
Elvin, John // Insight on the News; 06/05/2000, Vol. 16 Issue 21, p34
Reports that some acres of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Site 300 Experimental Test Facility in California will be dedicated to the preservation of endangered Valley Elderberry Longhorn Beetle and large-flowered fiddleneck. Capacity of the site; Agreement between the Department of...
- Paint Rock, North Carolina.
Mohlenbrock, Robert H. // Natural History; Aug89, Vol. 98 Issue 8, p64
Describes the types of plants found in Paint Rock, North Carolina. Impact of limited moisture in the area; Focus on the piratebush, a parasitic plant discovered by pioneer botanist Thomas Nuttall in 1816; Rarity of the piratebush.
- The Bluff of Legend.
Mohlenbrock, Robert H. // National Parks; Apr/May2002, Vol. 76 Issue 3/4, p62
Describes a national park in the U.S. List of outdoor activities available to park visitors; Endangered plant species in the park; Ruins that can be found in the site.
- HIGHLY VARIABLE STR MARKERS OF NEOBALANOCARPUS HEIMII (DIPTEROCARPACEAE) FOR FORENSIC DNA PROFILING.
Tnah, L. H.; Lee, S. L.; Ng, K. K. S.; Faridah, Q. Z.; Faridah-Hanum, I. // Journal of Tropical Forest Science; Apr2010, Vol. 22 Issue 2, p214
Neobalanocarpus heimii, locally known as chengal, is an important timber species in Peninsular Malaysia. Owing to the high demand for its valuable timber, N. heimii is subjected to illegal logging and this species may become endangered in the near future. The present study was designed to...
Tnah, L. H.; Lee, S. L.; Ng, K. K. S.; Faridah, Q. Z.; Faridah-Hanum, I. // Christian Science Monitor; 11/15/95, Vol. 87 Issue 246, p2
Presents news briefs related to various issues as reported on November 13, 1995. Photograph of Miss Greeny, an unusual cat born with green fur; Results of a study conducted by The Global Biodiversity Assessment on endangered plants and animal species; Revival of a very old seed from the lotus...
- Fixation of alleles and depleted levels of genetic variation within populations of the endangered lithophytic orchid Amitostigma gracile (Orchidaceae) in South Korea: implications for conservation.
Chung, M. Y.; Park, C.-W. // Plant Systematics & Evolution; May2008, Vol. 272 Issue 1-4, p119
To date, empirical studies on levels of genetic diversity in highly isolated populations of lithophytic orchids are few. We investigated levels of allozyme diversity and spatial distribution of genotypes in small, isolated populations of the endangered, self-compatible lithophyte Amitostigma...
- AND SOW IT GOES.
Garmey, Jane // Town & Country; Mar2006, Vol. 160 Issue 5310, p92
The article presents information on the commitment of Iowa-based Seed Savers Exchange organization to saving endangered plants from all over the world.
- Using inter-simple sequence repeat markers to analyze the genetic structure of natural Pteroceltis tatarinowii populations and implications for species conservation.
Chai, X.-Y.; Chen, S.-L.; Xu, W. // Plant Systematics & Evolution; Mar2010, Vol. 285 Issue 1/2, p65
Inter-simple sequence repeat (ISSR) markers were used to investigate the levels and pattern of genetic variation within and among populations of Pteroceltis tatarinowii Maxim., an endangered plant endemic to China. Of the 76 primers screened, 11 produced highly reproducible ISSR bands. A total...
- Molecular markers indicate that the narrow Qu�bec endemics Rosa rousseauiorum and Rosa williamsii are synonymous with the widespread Rosa blanda.
Bruneau, Anne; Joly, Simon; Starr, Julian R.; Drouin, Jos�e-Nadia // Canadian Journal of Botany; Apr2005, Vol. 83 Issue 4, p386
Rosa rousseauiorum Boivin and Rosa williamsii Fern. are two rare roses in eastern Qu�bec, whose taxonomic status is controversial. Morphological characters alone do not clearly differentiate these two taxa from each other or from the morphologically variable and widespread Rosa blanda Ait. We...
- Threatened plants of the Albany Centre of Floristic Endemism, South Africa.
Victor, J.E.; Dold, A.P. // South African Journal of Science; Sep/Oct2003, Vol. 99 Issue 9/10, p437
We present Red List assessments of threatened plants of the Albany Centre of Floristic Endemism in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. We evaluated the status of taxa using categories and criteria adopted by the World Conservation Union (IUCN) in 1994 and updated in 2001. In total, 126...
- ENDANGERED SPECIES.
Victor, J.E.; Dold, A.P. // World Almanac for Kids; 2005, p71
The article looks at endangered species in the world as of January 2005. When a species becomes extinct, it reduces the variety of life on Earth. In the world today, 2,336 known species of animals (and even more plants) are endangered, according to the International Union for Conservation of...
- RlBA to act on tropical timber row.
Hurst, Will // Building Design; 11/12/2004, Issue 1650, p5
Reports on the Royal Institute of British Architects' plan to hold a summit to tackle a controversy surrounding architects' choice of timber after Greenpeace condemned another project for using endangered wood. Grey areas on timber specification which will be discussed in the summit;...
- Chemical constituents of Litsea szemaois.
Yun-Song Wang; Rong Huang; Jing-Hua Yang // Chemistry of Natural Compounds; Mar2011, Vol. 47 Issue 1, p122
The article discusses a study which investigated the chemical compositions of endangered plant species Litsea szemaois. It states that the species, which belongs to the genus Litsea, is native to southern Yunnan, China. It says that the twigs and leaves of the plant were gathered from a forest...
- Projects planned to clean up San Juan Bay watershed.
McPhaul, John // Caribbean Business; 7/1/2004, Vol. 32 Issue 28, p41
Reports on the stewardship projects planed by the San Juan Bay Estuary Program in the Rio Piedras watershed that empties into the bay in San Juan Bay, Puerto Rico. Enlistment of school children as environmental consultants to identify illegal dumps; Aim of the program to teach the community...
- Endangered Species Act gets clarification upgrade.
McPhaul, John // Western Farm Press Exclusive Insight; 12/8/2011, p8
The article offers information on the new federal policy, proposed to clarify populations of species who are eligible for protection under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). It is mentioned that the proposed policy will define the key phrase in the ESA and it would also provide consistency for...
- ENTERING THE ALPINE ZONE.
McPhaul, John // New York State Conservationist; Aug2005, Vol. 60 Issue 1, p14
Recommends steps in which hikers can contribute to the protection of rare plants that grow in the Adirondack High Peaks in New York State. Need to avoid stepping on crevices; Awareness of damage caused by winter recreation with snowshoes to the habitat; Prohibition of fires.
- Audubon at home: HOLLYWOOD NATIVE.
Tweit, Susan J. // Audubon; Jul/Aug2005, Vol. 107 Issue 4, p28
The article informs about a real-life crusade by American actress Rene Russo to save her hometown's true heritage: its indigenous plants. At the end of a lane in the Santa Monica Mountains outside Los Angeles, California, an ocher retaining wall topped with native sandstone rises above the road...
- SAVING ROBBINS' CINQUEFOIL.
Miller, Carol Bishop; Sinton, Nan Blake // Horticulture; Jul/Aug2005, Vol. 102 Issue 5, p46
Focuses on the National Collection of Rare and Endangered Plants program of the Center for Plant Conservation (CPC) aimed at stabilizing and restoring endangered plants in the U.S. Views of CPC president and CEO Kathryn L. Kennedy on the program; Success of the CPC in conserving the Robbin's...
- In Box.
Bell, Carl E.; Alexander, Valerie E.; Small, Gordon; Steinberg, Marian; Bauer, Joanne; Thompson, Al // Horticulture; Oct2005, Vol. 102 Issue 6, p12
Presents letters to the editor referencing articles and topics discussed in previous issues. "High Ground," which focused on problems linked with invasive plants; "Treasures of Turkey," which focused on the preservation of endangered plant species in Turkey; "Plants of Merit," which feature...
- NPCA, Florida plan wildlife initiative.
Bell, Carl E.; Alexander, Valerie E.; Small, Gordon; Steinberg, Marian; Bauer, Joanne; Thompson, Al // National Parks; May/Jun90, Vol. 64 Issue 5/6, p11
Discusses the State of Nature 2000 program, a plan for the management and recovery of Florida's endangered plants and animals. The National Parks and Conservation Association and Florida Governor Bob Martinez initiated the program. Goals; Panther Recovery Program; Public education.
- NATIONAL TREASURE.
Tolm�, Paul // National Wildlife (World Edition); Jun/Jul2005, Vol. 43 Issue 4, p22
Focuses on the importance of banking native plants and wildflower seeds in biodiversity. Information on several seed banking efforts to preserve endangered wildflowers; Factors behind reproductive declines in wildflowers; Benefits from seed banking.
Tolm�, Paul // Ecological Restoration; Mar2004, Vol. 22 Issue 1, p79
Presents a calendar of meetings related to the ecology and ecological restoration. 4th Southwestern Rare and Endangered Plant Conference in New Mexico; 4th World Fisheries Congress in Vancouver; Watershed 2004 in Michigan; Dry Prairie Ecosystem Conference in Florida.
- RELOCATION SUCCESS OF FEDERALLY THREATENED SCUTELLARIA MONTANA (LAMIACEAE, LARGE-FLOWERED SKULLCAP) FROM A PROPOSED HIGHWAY CORRIDOR.
Kile, H. Mae; Shaw, Joey; Boyd, Jennifer Nagel // Journal of the Tennessee Academy of Science; Sep-Dec2011, Vol. 86 Issue 3/4, p101
Investigating the effects of transplantation on Scutellaria montana Chapm. (large-flowered skullcap) is an important step toward understanding how potential major threats to this federally threatened species may be remediated. We transplanted and investigated the impacts of transplantation on S....
- Pollen quality limitation in the Iberian critically endangered genus Pseudomisopates (Antirrhinaceae).
Amat, Mar�a; Vargas, Pablo; G�mez, Jos� // Plant Ecology; Jun2011, Vol. 212 Issue 6, p1069
Pollen limitation occurs when sexual reproduction is decreased due to inadequate pollen receipt. Limitation is usually associated with the quality and the quantity of pollen; still, most studies do not discriminate between the two. We used hand-pollination experiments and observations of floral...
- Moss is a key nurse plant for reintroduction of the endangered herb, Primulina tabacum Hance.
Hai Ren; Guohua Ma; Qianmei Zhang; Qinfeng Guo; Jun Wang; Zhengfeng Wang // Plant Ecology; Aug2010, Vol. 209 Issue 2, p313
The rare and endangered plant Primulina tabacum is a calciphilous perennial herb found only at the entrances of a small number of karst cave drainages in southern China. In a conservation effort, we identified potentially suitable habitats and reintroduced P. tabacum plantlets (propagated in...