This taxon name is not current. The available references for this name are:
Scabiosa atropurpurea L. is more recently known as Sixalix atropurpurea (L.) Greuter & Burdet
Reason See E. Del Guacchio et al. in Taxon 67:430 (2018)
See also: A longer explanation of these and other terms in our Plant Names Primer.
A taxon name that is no longer current will retain its ‘Threatened’, ‘Extinct’, or ‘Extinct in the Wild’ status until a new name has been published in a Biodiversity Conservation Order.