An updated report on the distribution and conservation status of the endangered Cat’s Head Rockrose Helianthemum caput-felis (Magnoliopsida: Violales: Cistaceae) in Algeria

Main Article Content

Jonás C. Agulló
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6498-3793
Ana Juan
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2929-3818
Manuel B. Crespo
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-3294-5637
María Ángeles Alonso
http://orcid.org/0000-0003-3768-9203
Alejandro Terrones
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-1640-4910

Abstract

Helianthemum caput-felis is an Endangered plant species growing in the western Mediterranean basin.  Its distribution is well known to the European and Moroccan regional populations, but no data from its distribution in Algeria have been reported since the middle 20th century.  In this study, we provide an up-to-date report on the distribution of the species in Algeria.  Fieldwork surveys in the classical locations were unsuccessful in finding the species, probably due to human habitat disturbances; however, a relict location was found in Ain-el-Kerma, near one of the historical known locations.  As there is reduced distribution we point out the main causes that threaten the habitat of H. caput-felis according to IUCN threats classification scheme and we also propose to label it in the Algerian Red List as regionally Critically Endangered (CRreg B1ab(i,ii,iii, v)+2ab(i,ii,iii,v); C2a(i,ii); D).

Article Details

How to Cite
[1]
Agulló, J.C., Juan, A., Crespo, M.B., Alonso, M. Ángeles and Terrones, A. 2017. An updated report on the distribution and conservation status of the endangered Cat’s Head Rockrose Helianthemum caput-felis (Magnoliopsida: Violales: Cistaceae) in Algeria. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 9, 3 (Mar. 2017), 9885–9891. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.2592.9.3.9885-9891.
Section
Articles

References

Agulló, J.C., A. Juan, M.A. Alonso & M.B. Crespo (2010). Helianthemum caput-felis Boiss., pp 76–77. In: Bañares, A., G. Blanca, J. Güemes, J.C. Moreno & S. Ortiz (eds.). Atlas y Libro Rojo de la Flora vascular amenazada de España. Addenda 2010. Dirección General de Medio Natural y Política Forestal (Ministerio de Medio Ambiente, y Medio Rural y Marino) - Sociedad Española de Biología de la Conservación de Plantas., Madrid.

Agulló, J.C., A. Juan, M.A. Alonso & M.B. Crespo (2013). Helianthemum caput-felis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T162013A5530070. (Downloaded on 19 January 2016).

Agulló, J.C., A. Juan, A. Guilló, M.A. Alonso & M.B. Crespo (2011). Genetic diversity and phylogeographical assessment of Helianthemum caput-felis Boiss. (Cistaceae) based on AFLP markers. Fitosociologia 48(2)suppl. 1: 21–29.

Agulló, J.C., C. Pérez-Bañón, M.B. Crespo & A. Juan (2015). Puzzling out the reproductive biology of the endangered cat’s head rockrose (Helianthemum caput-felis, Cistaceae). Flora 217: 75–81; http://doi.org/10.1016/j.flora.2015.10.001

Battandier, J.-A. & L.C. Trabut (1888). Flore de l’Algérie. Dicotylédones. Adolphe Jourdan, Alger & F. Savy, Paris, 183pp.

Doumergue, F. (1918). Sur quelques plantes rares, nouvelles ou peu connues du Département d’Oran (2e note). Bull. Soc. Géog. Arch. d’Oran 38: 175–194.

Fennane, M., M.I. Tattou, J. Mathez, A. Ouyahya & J.E. Oualidi (1999). Flore Pratique du Maroc. Manuel de determination des plantes vasculaires. Institut Scientifique, Université Mohammed V, Agdal, Rabat.

Fenu, G., D. Cogoni, E. Sulis & G. Bacchetta (2015). Ecological response to human trampling and conservation status of Helianthemum caput-felis (Cistaceae) at the eastern periphery of its range. Acta Botanica Gallica 162: 191–201; http://doi.org/10.1080/12538078.2015.1060898

Fenu, G., E. Sulis, D. Cogoni & G. Bacchetta (2012). Schede per una Lista Rossa della Flora vascolare e crittogamica Italiana: Helianthemum caput-felis Boiss. Informatore Botanico Italiano 44: 233–236.

GBIF.org (2015). GBIF Occurrence Download [query for taxon Helianthemum caput-felis Boiss.]. Available from: http://doi.org/10.15468/dl.gfwan7 (accessed 16 Dec 2015).

IPNI (2015). The International Plant Names Index. Available from: http://www.ipni.org (accessed 1 Jan 2016).

IUCN (2012a). Guidelines unified classification of direct threats, version 3.2. Available from: http://www.iucnredlist.org/technical-documents/classification-schemes/threats-classification-scheme (accessed 27 Jan 2016).

IUCN (2012b). Guidelines for Application of IUCN Red List Criteria at Regional and National Levels: Version 4.0. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK. Available from: http://www.iucnredlist.org/technical-documents/red-list-training/red-list-guidance-docs (accessed 27 Jan 2016).

IUCN (2014). Guidelines for Using the IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria. Version 11. Prepared by the Standards and Petitions Subcommittee. Downloadable from http://www.iucnredlist.org/documents/RedListGuidelines.pdf (accessed 27 Jan 2016).

Kadis, K., C.A. Thanos & E. Laguna (2013). Plant Micro-Reserves: from theory to practice. Utopia publishing, Athens.

López-González, G. (1993). Helianthemum Miller, s.l. (Cistaceae), pp. 365–421. In: Castroviejo, S., C. Aedo, S. Cirujano, M. Laínz, P. Montserrat, R. Morales, F. Muñoz-Garmendia, C. Navarro, J. Paiva & C. Soriano (eds.). Flora Iberica 3. Real Jardín Botánico CSIC, Madrid.

Marco, J.A., P. Giménez, A. Padilla & Ã. Sánchez (2011). Crecimiento urbano y conservación de flora amenazada: aplicaciones cartográficas en el caso de Helianthemum caput-felis Boiss. Serie Geográfica 17: 125–139.

Padilla, A., P. Giménez, J.A. Marco & Ã. Sánchez (2014). Metodología sobre dinámica de poblaciones de Helianthemum caput-felis Boiss. a partir del análisis comparativo de los censos de 2006 y 2013 (litoral sur de Alicante, España), pp. 51–58. In: Cámara, R., B. Rodríguez & J.L. Muriel (eds.). Biogeografía de -Sistemas Litorales. Dinámica y Conservación. Universidad de Sevilla, Sevilla.

Pujol, J.A. (2001). La urbanización de la costa alicantina marca el declive de la jarilla de cabeza de gato. Quercus 188: 43–46.

Quézel, P. & S. Santa (1962–1963). Nouvelle flore de l’Algérie et des régions désertiques méridionales, 2 tomes. C.N.R.S., Paris, 1170pp.

Rodríguez-Pérez, J. (2005). Breeding system, flower visitors and seedling survival of two endangered species of Helianthemum (Cistaceae). Annals of Botany 95: 1229–1236; http://doi.org/10.1093/aob/mci137

Rossi, G., C. Montagnani, D. Gargano, L. Peruzzi, T. Abeli, S. Ravera, A. Cogoni, G. Fenu, S. Magrini, M. Gennai, B. Foggi, R.P. Wagensommer, G. Venturella, C. Blasi, F.M. Raimondo & S. Orsenigo (eds.) (2013). Lista Rossa della Flora Italiana. 1. Policy Species e altre specie minacciate. Comitato Italiano IUCN e Ministero dell’Ambiente e della Tutela del Territorio e del Mare, Italy.

Tébar, F.J., L. Gil & L. Llorens (1997). Reproductive biology of Helianthemum appeninum (L.) Mill. and H. caput-felis Boiss. (Cistaceae) from Mallorca (Baleric Islands, Spain). Acta Botanica Malacitana 22: 53–63.

Thiers, B. (2016). Index Herbariorum: A global directory of public herbaria and associated staff. New York Botanical Garden’s Virtual Herbarium. http://sweetgum.nybg.org/science/ih/

Trabut, L.C. (1887). D’Oran a Mécheria: notes botaniques & catalogue des plantes remarquables. Adolphe Jourdan libraire-éditeur, Alger.

Willkomm, M. (1856). Icones et descriptiones plantarum novarum criticarum et rariorum Europae Austro-Occidentalis praecipue Hispaniae. Leipzig.

Yahi, N., S. Benhouhou, E. Vela, G. De Belair & R. Gharzouli (2011). Algeria, pp. 27–30. In: Radford, E.A., G. Catullo & B. de Montmollin (eds.). Important Plant Areas of The South and East Mediterranean Region: Priority Sites for Conservation. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Malaga, Spain.

Yahi, N., E. Vela, S. Benhouhou, G. De Belair & R. Gharzouli (2012). Identifying Important Plants Areas (Key Biodiversity Areas for Plants) in northern Algeria. Journal of Threatened Taxa 4(8): 2753–2765; http://doi.org/10.11609/JoTT.o2998.2753-65