The 2016 Red List of Magnoliaceae (published 18 March 2016) highlights the startling truth that many species in this treasured plant family are at risk of going extinct. The Red List of Magnoliaceae presents conservation assessments conducted by experts for 304 wild magnolia species from around the world. The assessments have been carried out using the IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria, an internationally recognised and widely used system for classifying species at risk of extinction.
2016 Red List of Magnoliaceae
A quarter of the world's rhododendrons are threatened with extinction in the wild. The Rhododendron Red List, published jointly by Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI),Fauna & Flora International (FFI) and Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, in June 2011 identifies 317 rhododendrons as being in danger of extinction, out of a global total of 1157 taxa evaluated. The members of the IUCN/SSC Global Tree Specialist Group, for which BGCI provides the Secretariat, and rhododendron experts around the world contributed much of the information for this Red List report.

The Rhododendron Red List
You can download a list of Rhododendron Hybrids which have been listed as critical in the UK and are on the verge of being lost forever.

If you have, or know the whereabouts of any of these plants can you let the Chairman of our Plant Committee know please:-

Pam Hayward Tel/Fax 01822 852122 email:

A mention of the condition of the plant would be really helpful in order that a propagation programme may be started, if possible. Any other comments on the list would be welcome, especially if you think a plant is not worth saving.

Critically endangered rhododendron hybrids
Plants originally awarded an Award Of Merit