Red list of Bryophyta of Luxembourg 2003

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09 October 2023
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The data in this checklist represents the Bryophyta flora of Luxembourg up to 2003, it was extracted from the publication: Werner, J. 2003. Liste rouge des bryophytes du Luxembourg Mesures de conservation et perspectives. Ferrantia 35. Abstract: An entirely revised first update of the Red List of the Bryophytes of Luxembourg (published in 1987) is submitted. It is based on IUCN categories and criteria, and takes into account recent taxonomic and floristic research, notably fieldwork and bryophyte mapping. The introduction stresses the rapid changes in our vegetation, the difficulties of drawing a Red list of bryophytes in a small country and recent international developments in conservation science. Some special difficulties arise from bryophyte ecology and life strategies, as well as from their insufficiently known distributions. Four new species are added to the check-list for Luxembourg (Riccia subbifurca, Grimmia dissimulata, Orthotrichum patens, Ulota macrospora) and one species is deleted (Schistidium confertum). Out of 587 taxa, 316 (53.8 %) are considered to be Lower Risk (lc = least concern), 63 taxa (10.8 %) are Near Threatened (nt), whereas 198 taxa (33.7 %) are “Red Listed”. Among these, 8 are Extinct (EX), 61 taxa are Critically Endangered (CR) or have vanished recently (EV), 52 are Endangered (EN) and 77 are considered vulnerable (VU). A short comparison is made with the previous red list and with other recent red lists for European countries. Luxembourg is in an intermediate position at a European level. The Red List is broken down to 19 ecological groups. Acid and calcareous mires, as well as sites with exposed mud and wet sands, host the highest proportion of threatened species. Twentythree examples of assessment are given in detail. Most bryological “hot spots” are located in the Petite-Suisse sandstone area. A comment on bryophyte conservation policy and legislation concludes the paper.

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Werner J, Braun P (2023). Red list of Bryophyta of Luxembourg 2003. Version 1.6. National Museum of Natural History, Luxembourg. Checklist dataset.


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Geographic Coverage


Bounding Coordinates South West [49.429, 5.707], North East [50.18, 6.52]

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Temporal Coverage

Start Date 2003-01-01

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Alternative Identifiers df494018-0333-492c-8864-05cab5ef4b99