Lion's claw (Leontochir ovallei)

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Lion's claw fact file

Lion's claw description

KingdomPlantae
PhylumTracheophyta
ClassLiliopsida
OrderLiliales
FamilyAlstroemeriaceae
GenusLeontochir (1)

Information on the lion's claw is currently being researched and written and will appear here shortly.

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Lion's claw status

Thought to be Critically Endangered (2), but not yet officially classified by the IUCN.

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This information is awaiting authentication by a species expert, and will be updated as soon as possible. If you are able to help please contact:
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References

  1. UNEP-WCMC Species data (September, 2010)
    http://www.unep-wcmc.org/isdb/Taxonomy/
  2. Squeo, F.A., Arancio, G., Gutierrez, J.R., Letelier, L., Arroyo, M.T.K., Leon-Lobos, P. and Renteria-Arrieta, L. (2008) Flora Amenazada de la Region de Atacama y Estrategias para su Conservacion. Ediciones Universidad de La Serena, La Serena, Chile 2: 7-28. Available at:
    http://www.biouls.cl/lrojo/lrojo03/public_html/libro/flora_amenazada_atacama_02.pdf
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Lion's claw flowers close up  
Lion's claw flowers close up

© Krystyna Szulecka

Krystyna Szulecka
http://www.clikc.co.uk/

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