Conservation Evaluation of Howell's Triteleia, Triteleia howellii, an Endangered Lily in Canada
Keywords:Howell's Triteleia, Triteleia howellii, endangered, distribution, population size, British Columbia
AbstractIn Canada, Triteleia howellii is restricted to Quercus garryana stands and grass-dominated meadows on southeastern Vancouver Island in southwestern British Columbia. Nine sites have been confirmed in recent years while three other sites are considered extirpated. These Canadian sites represent the northern range limits of T. howellii. Threats to existing populations vary in intensity. Although most populations are protected to a certain extent from direct habitat destruction, introduced species pose a serious potential threat to the continued existence of most populations. Managing sites for T. howellii is difficult because little information is available regarding the general biology of this species.
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