Year 2020, Volume 13 , Issue 1, Pages 19 - 26 2020-04-15

Vincetoxicum cardiostephanum A Threatened Sub-Endemic Species in Koh-e-Safaid Range, Pakistan

Wahid HUSSAİN [1] , Lal BADSHAH [2] , Asghar ALİ [3] , Farrukh HUSSAİN [4]

Vincetoxicum cardiostephanum (Rech. F.) Rech. f. is a sub-endemic narrow species to Pakistan. The conservation status has been assessed according to International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List Categories and Criteria 2001. The genus Vincetoxicum is comprised of 20 species. Pakistan hosting 6 species including Vincetoxicum which is uniregional endemic to Upper Kurram, Pakistan. Earlier it was reported from Khaiwas by Aitchison (1881), Upper Kurram. This investigation was based on field trips conducted all over the Koh-e-Safaid ranges of Kurram valley, during April, 2015 to 2017. Based on the data collection, population size of the species was 43 individuals, Extent of occurrence (3.1 km2), Area of occupancy (0.9 km2). The taxon is under severe biotic stress due to uprooting & overgrazing. Vincetoxicum cardiostephanum has been classified as Critical Endangered following IUCN Criteria 2001.
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Primary Language en
Subjects Biodiversity Conservation
Journal Section Research Articles

Orcid: 0000-0002-5730-4123
Author: Wahid HUSSAİN (Primary Author)
Institution: University of Peshawar, KP, Pakistan
Country: Pakistan

Orcid: 0000-0002-8898-3608
Author: Lal BADSHAH
Institution: University of Peshawar
Country: Pakistan

Orcid: 0000-0003-4074-1324
Author: Asghar ALİ
Institution: Post Graduate College Matta, Swat
Country: Pakistan

Orcid: 0000-0001-6896-0911
Author: Farrukh HUSSAİN
Institution: Sarhad University of Science And Technology Peshawar
Country: Pakistan

Supporting Institution nil
Project Number nil

Application Date : April 30, 2020
Acceptance Date : May 7, 2020
Publication Date : April 15, 2020

APA Hussai̇n, W , Badshah, L , Ali̇, A , Hussai̇n, F . (2020). Vincetoxicum cardiostephanum A Threatened Sub-Endemic Species in Koh-e-Safaid Range, Pakistan . Biyolojik Çeşitlilik ve Koruma , 13 (1) , 19-26 . Retrieved from