Thistle (Lamyropsis microcephala)

GenusLamyropsis (1)

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).

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  1. IUCN Red List (December, 2009)