Apium bermejoi

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Apium bermejoi
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Apiales
Family: Apiaceae
Genus: Apium
Species: A. bermejoi
Binomial name
Apium bermejoi
L.Llorens

Apium bermejoi is a critically endangered species of flowering plant in the Apiaceae family. It is not closely related to the wild form of celery, A. graveolens, being more properly placed in the genus Helosciadium in the tribe Oenantheae.[2] A. bermejoi is now endemic to a single location in the northeast part of the island of Minorca in the Balearic Islands of Spain.[1] Across two populations, there are fewer than a hundred individuals surviving. Its natural habitat is Mediterranean-type shrubby vegetation. It is threatened by habitat loss.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Mus, M. & Rita Larrucea, J. (2006). "Apium bermejoi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
  2. ^ Krzysztof Spalik, Stephen R. Downie & Mark F. Watson (August 2009). "Generic delimitations within the Sium alliance (Apiaceae tribe Oenantheae) inferred from cpDNA rps16-5′trnK (UUU) and nrDNA ITS sequences" (PDF). TAXON 58 (33): 735–748.