Limonium catanense (Tineo ex Lojac.) Brullo



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Statice catanensis


Conservation Status

Extinct (Orsenigo et al., 2021; Abeli et al., 2021; Albani Rocchetti et al., 2022)



Sicily, Italy


Biology & Ecology










Abeli, Thomas et al. (2021). Seventeen ‘extinct’ plant species back to conservation attention in Europe. Nature Plants 7: 282-286.

Albani Rocchetti, G., Carta, A., Mondoni, A. et al. (2022). Selecting the best candidates for resurrecting extinct-in-the-wild plants from herbaria. Nature Plants 8: 1385-1393. [Supplementary Tables S1-S6]

Bartolucci, Fabrizio et al. (2021). Report 2020 on plant biodiversity in Italy: native and alien vascular flora. Natural History Sciences 8(1): 41-54.

Domina, Gianniantonio, Bazan, Giuseppe, Campisi, Patrizia and Greuter, Werner. (2015). Taxonomy and conservation in Higher Plants and Bryophytes in the Mediterranean Area. Biodiversity Journal 6(1): 197-204.

Humphreys, Aelys M., Govaerts, Rafaël, Ficinski, Sarah Z., Lughadha, Eimear Nic and Vorontsova, Maria S. (2019). Global dataset shows geography and life form predict modern plant extinction and rediscovery. Nature Ecology & Evolution 3: 1043-1047. [Abstract] [Supplementary Dataset 1]

Le Roux, Johannes J., Hui, C., Castillo, M. L., Iriondo, J. M., Keet, J.-H., Khapugin, A. A., Médail, F., Rejmánek, M., Theron, G. Yannelli, F. A. and Hirsch, H. (2019). Recent Anthropogenic Plant Extinctions Differ in Biodiversity Hotspots and Coldspots. Current Biology 29(17): 2912-2918.e2.

Orsenigo, S. et al. (2021). Red list of threatened vascular plants in Italy. Plant Biosyst. 152: 310-335.

Walter, Kerry S. and Gillett, Harriet J. (eds.). (1998). 1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants. Compiled by the World Conservation Monitoring Centre. Gland, Switzerland & Cambridge, UK: IUCN – The World Conservation Union. lxiv + 862 pp.


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