Beta (Beta nana)

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Beta nana
IUCN Red List species status – Vulnerable VULNERABLE

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  • Beta nana is a wild relative of cultivated beets.
  • Beta nana is found at 26 locations covering a total area of less than 1 square kilometre in the mountains of south and central Greece.
  • Beta nana is threatened by overgrazing in some parts of its range and lack of grazing in other areas.
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Beta description

KingdomPlantae
PhylumTracheophyta
ClassMagnoliopsida
OrderCaryophyllales
FamilyChenopodiaceae
GenusBeta (1)

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Beta status

Beta nana is classified as Vulnerable (VU) on the IUCN Red List (1).

IUCN Red List species status – Vulnerable

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References

  1. IUCN Red List (August, 2012)
    http://www.iucnredlist.org
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Beta nana  
Beta nana

© Dr. L. Frese

Dr. L. Frese
Julius Kühn-Institut
Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants (JKI)
Institute for Breeding Research on Agricultural Crops
Erwin-Baur-Str. 27
Quedlinburg
D-06484
Germany
Tel: +49 (3946) 47 701
Fax: +49 (3946) 47 255
lothar.frese@jki.bund.de
http://www.jki.bund.de

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