Conophytum pubicalyx

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Conophytum pubicalyx Lavis
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
AIZOACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Rare
Assessment Date
2016/09/15
Assessor(s)
A.J. Young & L. von Staden
Justification
A range-restricted (EOO 412 km²), but locally common species that is not threatened.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Northern Cape
Range
Eastern Kamiesberg north of Kliprand.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Fynbos, Succulent Karoo
Description
Flat patches of fine quartz rubble.
Threats
There are no significant threats to this species.
Population

This species is locally abundant in suitable habitat. Population size likely to be well in excess of 2 000 plants, and the population is not declining.


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

Bolus, H.M.L. 1928-1935. Notes on Mesembrianthemum and allied genera. Part II. Bolus Herbarium, University of Cape Town, Cape Town.


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


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. & von Staden, L. 2016. Conophytum pubicalyx Lavis. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2017/06/25

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Distribution map

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