Thistle (Lamyropsis microcephala)

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Thistle fact file

Thistle description

KingdomPlantae
PhylumTracheophyta
ClassMagnoliopsida
OrderAsterales
FamilyCompositae
GenusLamyropsis (1)

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Thistle status

Classified as Critically Endangered (CR) on the IUCN Red List (1). Listed in Appendix I of the Bern Convention (2) and as a priority species in Annexes II and IV of the EC Habitats Directive (3).

IUCN Red List species status – Critically Endangered

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For information on the IUCN/SSC Mediterranean Islands Plant Specialist Group, please see:
http://data.iucn.org/themes/ssc/sgs/mipsg/index.htm

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Lamyropsis microcephala  
Lamyropsis microcephala

© Ignazio Camarda / MIPSG-SSC-IUCN

IUCN SSC Mediterranean Islands Plant Specialist Group
gspim@biolconseils.ch

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