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Conophytum regale

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Conophytum regale Lavis
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
AIZOACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Critically Endangered B1ab(v)+2ab(v)
Assessment Date
2015/06/10
Assessor(s)
A.J. Young
Justification
A habitat specialist known to occur at one site with a population size of <500 individuals is declining due to illegal plant collecting.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Northern Cape
Range
Springbok.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Namaqualand Klipkoppe Shrubland
Description
Cracks and crevices on quartz boulders.
Threats
The main threat to this species is illegal plant collecting. The site is very accessible, close to the main road. Local reports from Springbok have suggested that collecting has taken place in the last few years but the site has not been visited recently to confirm the status of the population.
Population

There is a single known subpopulation of less than 500 mature individuals.


Population trend
Decreasing
Citation
Young, A.J. 2015. Conophytum regale Lavis. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2019/12/11

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