The Regional Secretariat for the Environment and Climate Change has been developing a set of works in the collection of seeds and propagation of the respective endemic species, thus contributing to the preservation of the Azorean biodiversity.
The LIFE IP AZORES NATURA project, through the Park Rangers Corps, collected seeds of 𝘚𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘨𝘢𝘭𝘒𝘳π˜ͺ𝘒 𝘒𝘻𝘰𝘳π˜ͺ𝘀𝘒 in Lombo Gordo Beach, on SΓ£o Miguel, within the frame of the action/measure: Implementation of pilot conservation works for the conservation of endemic flora*. The sowing of this species will take place in the Antigo Pomar das Caldeiras da Lagoa das Furnas (orchard) so that the plants can be later used to increase and proliferate natural populations.
On Pico, the state of the population of 𝘌𝘢𝘱𝘩𝘳𝘒𝘴π˜ͺ𝘒 𝘨𝘳𝘒𝘯π˜₯π˜ͺ𝘧𝘭𝘰𝘳𝘒 in Ribeira do Escalvado was verified, where a large part of the individuals was still without seeds. However, it was possible to collect some seeds, which have already been delivered to the Faial Botanic Garden to be propagated.
On Pico and SΓ£o Jorge, were also sampled adult individuals of 𝘌𝘢𝘱𝘩𝘳𝘒𝘴π˜ͺ𝘒 𝘨𝘳𝘒𝘯π˜₯π˜ͺ𝘧𝘭𝘰𝘳𝘒, along with the substrate, in order to enable the identification of potential host species of this hemiparasite species, this is, that do not depend completely on its host.
With the financial support of the LIFE Programme of the European Union.