Based upon current data, the few populations in Georgia do not have many plants. However, as recently as 2003, new occurrences have been located in Tennessee and thus it is possible that more will be found. Based upon the few occurrences now known, relatively small numbers of individuals, and threats, Viburnum bracteatum is an imperiled species. If threats such as limestone quarries persists or worsen, a G1 rank would be justified.
The main threat to this shrub is from quarrying of the dolomitic limestones. This has destroyed most of the type locality along the Coosa at the southern outskirts of Rome, GA, and has wiped out the Alabama locality known to Roland Harper (Kral 1983). P
Remaining numbers are unknown.
There is no formal management plan.
Since there are many steep limestone bluffs along and near the Coosa River where the plants should be found, further search should be conducted and likely areas should be purchased and preserved (Kral 1983).
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