Conophytum auriflorum subsp. auriflorum

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Conophytum auriflorum Tischer subsp. auriflorum
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
AIZOACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Rare
Assessment Date
2015/04/16
Assessor(s)
A.J. Young, S.A. Hammer & J.E. Victor
Justification
A range-restricted (EOO 255 km²), but locally common habitat specialist that is not threatened.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Northern Cape
Range
Komaggas.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Namaqualand Klipkoppe Shrubland
Description
Quartz outcrops in Namaqualand Klipkoppe Shrubland.
Threats
There are no known severe threats that are likely to lead to this taxon's extinction.
Population

This taxon has a limited distribution range, but is locally abundant. The population size is estimated to be >5000 individuals.


Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Conophytum auriflorum Tischer subsp. auriflorum Rare Raimondo et al. (2009)
Conophytum auriflorum Tischer subsp. auriflorum Lower Risk - Near Threatened Victor (2002)
Conophytum auriflorum Tischer subsp. auriflorum Rare Hilton-Taylor (1996)
Bibliography

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.


Hilton-Taylor, C. 1996. Red data list of southern African plants. Strelitzia 4. South African National Botanical Institute, 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.


Victor, J.E. 2002. South Africa. In: J.S. Golding (ed), Southern African plant Red Data Lists. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report 14 (pp. 93-120), SABONET, Pretoria.


Citation
Young, A.J., Hammer, S.A. & Victor, J.E. 2015. Conophytum auriflorum Tischer subsp. auriflorum. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2019/06/16

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