Diascia gracilis Schltr.
Status and Criteria
|L. von Staden|
|A range-restricted (EOO 1177 km²) and relatively poorly known species that is suspected to be overlooked, rather than rare or threatened.|
|South African endemic|
|Northern Cape, Western Cape|
|Bokkeveld Escarpment to the Olifants River Valley and northern Cederberg.|
Habitat and Ecology
|Loamy soils in fynbos.|
|Parts of this species' habitat has been ploughed for the cultivation of rooibos tea. It is however unlikely to have had a severe impact on the population, as this is an annual species that is likely to be resilient to disturbance.|
This species is known from only seven collections, but is suspected to be overlooked, rather than rare or threatened. Specimen notes indicate that it is locally common, particularly after fire. The population is not suspected to be declining.
|von Staden, L. 2016. Diascia gracilis Schltr. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2020/04/06|