Helosciadium bermejoi

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Helosciadium bermejoi
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Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Apiales
Family: Apiaceae
Genus: Helosciadium
H. bermejoi
Binomial name
Helosciadium bermejoi
(L.Llorens) Popper & M.F.Watson
  • Apium bermejoi L.Llorens

Helosciadium bermejoi, synonym Apium bermejoi,[2] is a critically endangered species of flowering plant in the family Apiaceae.[1]


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.[3]


H. bermejoi is endemic to Menorca in the Balearic Islands of Spain, and the total population is now restricted to a single locality in the northeast part of the island. Across the two populations at this spot, there are fewer than a hundred individuals surviving.[1]


Its natural habitat is Mediterranean-type shrubby vegetation, known as matorral.[1]


It was classified as 'critically endangered' in the IUCN Red List in 2006.[1] In the European Union it has been designated as a 'priority species' under Annex II of the Habitats Directive since 1992, which means areas in which it occurs can be declared Special Areas of Conservation, if these areas belong to one of the number of habitats listed in Annex I of the directive.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d e Mus, M.; Rita Larrucea, J. (2006). "Apium bermejoi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2006: e.T61608A12520807. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2006.RLTS.T61608A12520807.en. Retrieved 16 November 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Helosciadium bermejoi (L.Llorens) Popper & M.F.Watson". Plants of the World Online. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Retrieved 2023-01-02.
  3. ^ Spalik, K.; Downie, S.R.; Watson, M.F. (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. doi:10.1002/tax.583004.
  4. ^ "Council Directive 92/43/EEC of 21 May 1992 on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora". Eur-Lex. Retrieved 22 September 2020.