Conservation of carnivorous plants

Clarke, Charles, Cross, Adam, and Rice, Barry (2018) Conservation of carnivorous plants. In: Ellison, Aaron M., and Adamec, Lubomir, (eds.) Carnivorous Plants: physiology, ecology, and evolution. Oxford University Press, New York, NY, USA, pp. 375-388.

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Abstract

In this chapter, we review the key conservation issues concerning carnivorous plants, focusing on two geographical regions—the USA and southwest Australia—and one widespread genus(Nepenthes), as these are the only groups currently amenable to analysis. Southwest Australia hosts the highest number of carnivorous plant species in the world, whereas Nepenthes is the largest genus of pitcher plants and includes the highest proportion of threatened taxa. Although the carnivorous flora of North America comprises relatively few species, it contains an unusually high number of iconic taxa. These three groups are taxonomically, geographically, and ecologically disparate and our approach to discussing them varies accordingly.

Item ID: 52088
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-0-19-877984-1
Keywords: nepenthes, conservation status, carnivorous plant, iucn, taxonomy, ecology, geography, conservation
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2018 00:32
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050202 Conservation and Biodiversity @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960805 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity at Regional or Larger Scales @ 100%
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