Conophytum buysianum A.R.Mitch. & S.A.Hammer subsp. buysianum
|Conophytum reconditum A.R.Mitch. subsp. buysianum (A.R.Mitch. & S.A.Hammer) S.A.Hammer|
Status and Criteria
|A.J. Young & L. von Staden|
|This taxon is a localized habitat specialist (EOO 7 km²), known from two locations. Population decline has been observed at one of these locations.|
|South African endemic|
|Northern Cape, Western Cape|
Habitat and Ecology
|Namaqualand Klipkoppe Shrubland|
|Granite domes, chiefly between eroding plates but also at the edges of shallow sandy pans, 980-1100 m.|
|The landowner at the type locality has reported catching plant collectors on his property. This taxon is rare in cultivation, and therefore collecting pressure on wild plants is expected.|
This taxon is known from two subpopulations, each consisting of several hundred to thousands of plants. It is cryptic when out of flower. There has been reports of local declines at the type locality, but the reason for the decline is not certain.
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
|Conophytum reconditum A.R.Mitch. subsp. buysianum (A.R.Mitch. & S.A.Hammer) S.A.Hammer||Rare ||Raimondo et al. (2009)|
Hammer, S. 1988. A remarkable new Conophytum from Bushmanland. Aloe 25(2):34-35.
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.
Young, A.J., Rodgerson, C. and Hammer, S.A. 2011. The rough and the smooth: a reassessment of Conophytum reconditum. Bradleya 29:93-102.
|Young, A.J. & von Staden, L. 2016. Conophytum buysianum A.R.Mitch. & S.A.Hammer subsp. buysianum. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2017/04/26|