Nemesia suaveolens

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Nemesia suaveolens K.E.Steiner
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
SCROPHULARIACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Least Concern
Assessment Date
2012/10/31
Assessor(s)
D. Raimondo
Justification
Known from a restricted area EOO 782 km², but locally very common, especially after good rainfall.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Northern Cape
Range
Central Tanqua Karoo.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Succulent Karoo
Description
Sandy flats and dry streambeds.
Threats
This species is potentially vulnerable to livestock overgrazing (Nemesia spp. are highly palatable - J.H. Vlok pers. comm.), and population fluctuations in response to erratic rainfall. Subpopulations are however large and a large proportion is protected within the Tanqua Karoo National Park where it is not threatened.
Population
Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Nemesia suaveolens K.E.SteinerLeast Concern 2013.1
Nemesia suaveolens K.E.SteinerLeast Concern 2013.1
Bibliography

Snijman, D.A. 2013. Plants of the Greater Cape Floristic Region 2: The extra Cape flora. Strelitzia 30. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.


Steiner, K.E. 2009. Two new species of Nemesia (Scrophulariaceae) from arid areas of the Northern Cape, South Africa. Bothalia 39(1):67-72.


Citation
Raimondo, D. 2012. Nemesia suaveolens K.E.Steiner. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2019/04/20

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