Aquilegia barbaricina

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Aquilegia barbaricina
Aquilegia barbaricina 01.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Ranunculales
Family: Ranunculaceae
Genus: Aquilegia
Species: A. barbaricina
Binomial name
Aquilegia barbaricina
Arrigoni & E.Nardi
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Aquilegia barbaricina range map

Aquilegia barbaricina (also called barbaricina columbine) is a species of plant in the Ranunculaceae family. It is endemic to Italy, occurring only on the island of Sardinia.

It is not entirely clear to some taxonomists whether this is a distinct species or a subspecies of some other Sardinian or other Mediterranean island columbine.

Distribution[edit]

Aquilegia barbaricina grows in alder scrub along water courses at 1,300–1,400 metres (4,300–4,600 ft) in altitude. Its natural habitats are Mediterranean shrubby vegetation and shrub-dominated wetlands.

Endangered

It is almost extinct due to habitat loss and unsustainable collecting. It is an IUCN Red List Critically Endangered plant species and IUCN Top 50 Campaign Mediterranean Island Plant.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Camarda, I. 2006. Aquilegia barbaricina. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 20 August 2007.

External links[edit]

Media related to Aquilegia barbaricina at Wikimedia Commons