Wikstroemia pseudoretusa

Wikstroemia pseudoretusa (ムニンアオガンピ, Munin-aoganpi) is a species of flowering plant in the family Thymelaeaceae that is endemic to the Bonin Islands, Tōkyō Metropolis, Japan.[1][2]

Wikstroemia pseudoretusa
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Malvales
Family: Thymelaeaceae
Genus: Wikstroemia
Species:
W. pseudoretusa
Binomial name
Wikstroemia pseudoretusa

TaxonomyEdit

The species was first described by Japanese botanist Gen-ichi Koidzumi in 1919.[1] Koidzumi noted its closeness to Wikstroemia retusa.[1]

EcologyEdit

Wikstroemia pseudoretusa seeds an important part of the diet of the Ogaswara greenfinch.[3][4]

Conservation statusEdit

Wikstroemia pseudoretusa is classed as Near Threatened on the Ministry of the Environment Red List.[5][6]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Koizumi, G. (1919). "Contributiones ad Floram Asiae Orientalis". The Botanical Magazine (in Latin). 33 (389): 110–122 [119]. ISSN 0006-808X.
  2. ^ Katō, M. 加藤雅啓; Ebihara, A. 海老原淳 (March 2011). 日本の固有植物 [Endemic Plants of Japan] (in Japanese). Tokai University Press. pp. 91, 243, 329. ISBN 978-4-486-01897-1. {{cite book}}: Check |author1= value (help); Check |author2= value (help)
  3. ^ Saitoh, Takema; Kawakami, Kazuto; Red'kin, Yaroslav A.; Nishiumi, Isao; Kim, Chang-Hoe; Kryukov, Alexey P. (May 2020). "Cryptic Speciation of the Oriental Greenfinch Chloris sinica on Oceanic Islands". Zoological Science. 37 (3): 280–294. doi:10.2108/zs190111. ISSN 0289-0003.
  4. ^ Nakamura Hiroshi 中村浩志 (1997). 小笠原諸島におけるカワラヒワの生態適応 [Ecological Adaptations of the Oriental Greenfinch Carduelis sinica on the Ogasawara Islands]. Japanese Journal of Ornithology 日本鳥学会誌 (in English and Japanese). 46 (2): 95–110, 136. doi:10.3838/jjo.46.95. {{cite journal}}: Check |author= value (help)
  5. ^ 維管束植物 [Vascular Plants] (in Japanese). Ministry of the Environment. 27 March 2020. Retrieved 6 May 2022.
  6. ^ Ministry of the Environment, ed. (2015). レッドデータブック2014 —日本の絶滅のおそれのある野生生物— 8 植物I(維管束植物) [Red Data Book 2014 — Threatened Wildlife of Japan — Volume 8, Vascular Plants] (in Japanese). Gyōsei Corporation. p. 612. ISBN 978-4-324-09902-5.