Conophytum reconditum

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Conophytum reconditum A.R.Mitch.
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
AIZOACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Least Concern
Assessment Date
2015/06/10
Assessor(s)
A.J. Young
Justification
Conophytum reconditum is widespread, very common and not in danger of extinction.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Northern Cape, Western Cape
Range
Southern Kamiesberg and northern Knersvlakte.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Fynbos, Succulent Karoo
Description
Shallow grit pans on gneiss, often beneath small rocks and wedged in rock cracks.
Threats
There are no significant threats to this species.
Population

Conophytum reconditum is extremely abundant. There are many large subpopulations. It occurs in mat-forming colonies of several hundreds to thousands of plants. The population is not declining.


Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Conophytum reconditum A.R.Mitch. subsp. reconditum Least Concern Raimondo et al. (2009)
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.


Mitchell, A.R. 1984. Conophytum reconditum: a newcomer from Namaqualand. British Cactus and Succulent Journal 2(2):45-46.


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.


Wagner, G.F. 2002. A new population of Conophytum reconditum A.R. Mitchell. Mesemb Study Group Bulletin 17(1):16.


Young, A.J., Rodgerson, C. and Hammer, S.A. 2011. The rough and the smooth: a reassessment of Conophytum reconditum. Bradleya 29:93-102.


Citation
Young, A.J. 2015. Conophytum reconditum A.R.Mitch. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2017/03/27

Comment on this assessment Comment on this assessment
Distribution map

© A.J. Young


Search for images of Conophytum reconditum on iSpot