Conservation of Britain’s biodiversity: Hieracium breconense (Asteraceae), Brecon Hawkweed
Keywords:critically endangered, endemic, IUCN threat status, lectotype, Wales
The distribution and conservation status of Hieracium breconense P.D. Sell (Asteraceae), Brecon Hawkweed, has been assessed. It is a rare endemic restricted to the Brecon Beacons (v.c.42), Wales. A lectotype of the basionym H. britannicum var. ovale Ley is designated. Only one population of at least 74 plants is known in Craig y Cilau National Nature Reserve, and it has not been refound at two historic sites. H. breconense is assessed as ‘Critically Endangered’ under IUCN (2001) threat criteria.
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