Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Conophytum longibracteatum L.Bolus
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
AIZOACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Rare
Assessment Date
2015/06/10
Assessor(s)
A.J. Young & D. Raimondo
Justification
A rare and range-restricted species (EOO 26 km²), but not threatened.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Northern Cape
Range
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Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Succulent Karoo
Description
Quartz pans and ridges, 300-780 m.
Threats
There are no known threats to this species. It occurs on communal rangelands, but overgrazing does not appear to negatively impact the population.
Population

This species was first collected in 1929, but then not recorded again for 65 years, when it was rediscovered near Komaggas. It is currently known from five small subpopulations. The population consists of at least 2000 mature individuals and is not declining.


Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Conophytum longibracteatum L.BolusRare Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

Bolus, H.M.L. 1936-1958. Notes on Mesembryanthemum and allied genera Part III. University of Cape Town, Bolus Herbarium, Cape Town.


Hammer, S. 2002. Dumpling and his wife: New view of the genus Conophytum. EAE Creative Colour, Norwich.


Hammer, S.A. 1993. The genus Conophytum: A conograph. Succulent Plant Publications, Pretoria.


Raimondo, D., von Staden, L., Foden, W., Victor, J.E., Helme, N.A., Turner, R.C., Kamundi, D.A. and Manyama, P.A. 2009. Red List of South African Plants. Strelitzia 25. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.


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


Citation
Young, A.J. & Raimondo, D. 2015. Conophytum longibracteatum L.Bolus. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2024/02/24

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