Nemesia arenifera

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Nemesia arenifera Bester & H.M.Steyn
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
SCROPHULARIACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Least Concern
Assessment Date
2014/04/24
Assessor(s)
S.P. Bester, H.M. Steyn & L. von Staden
Justification
Although this species has a restricted range (EOO 2767 km²), it is fairly common (known from more than 10 locations), and subpopulations can be large during years of above average rainfall. Some subpopulations near the coast may be declining due to habitat loss because of mining. However, only about 3% of this species' range is currently transformed, and mining is unlikely to be a severe threat.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Northern Cape
Range
West coast of South Africa from Alexander Bay to the Groen River Mouth.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Succulent Karoo
Description
Coastal dunes, in deep, loose Aeolian sand.
Threats
Around 3% of this species' range has been impacted by mining. This threat is ongoing but expansion rates of mines are not at a level to result in this species qualifying as threatened in the foreseeable future.
Population
Population trend
Decreasing
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Nemesia arenifera Bester & H.M.SteynLeast Concern 2014.1
Bibliography

Bester, S.P. and Steyn, H.M. 2013. Nemesia arenifera (Srophulariaceae), a new species from the Sandveld, Northern Cape Province, South Africa and the lectotypification of N. viscosa. Phytotaxa 126(1):49-54.


Citation
Bester, S.P., Steyn, H.M. & von Staden, L. 2014. Nemesia arenifera Bester & H.M.Steyn. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2019/06/19

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