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Conophytum buysianum subsp. buysianum

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Conophytum buysianum A.R.Mitch. & S.A.Hammer subsp. buysianum
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
AIZOACEAE
Synonyms
Conophytum reconditum A.R.Mitch. subsp. buysianum (A.R.Mitch. & S.A.Hammer) S.A.Hammer
National Status
Status and Criteria
Endangered B1ab(v)+2ab(v)
Assessment Date
2016/06/20
Assessor(s)
A.J. Young & L. von Staden
Justification
This taxon is a localized habitat specialist (EOO 7 km²), known from two locations. Population decline has been observed at one of these locations.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Northern Cape, Western Cape
Range
Kliprand.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Namaqualand Klipkoppe Shrubland
Description
Granite domes, chiefly between eroding plates but also at the edges of shallow sandy pans, 980-1100 m.
Threats
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.
Population

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.


Population trend
Decreasing
Citation
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 2019/12/11

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