Conophytum hanae

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Conophytum hanae Pavelka
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
AIZOACEAE
Synonyms
Conophytum tomasii Halda (invalidly published)
National Status
Status and Criteria
Rare
Assessment Date
2016/08/11
Assessor(s)
A.J. Young
Justification
A range-restricted (EOO <10 km²) and still relatively poorly known species. It is possibly more widespread and common, and is not threatened.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Northern Cape, Western Cape
Range
Namaqualand, near Garies.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Succulent Karoo
Description
Shaded cracks and crevices in gneiss outcrops.
Threats
There are no known significant past, ongoing or future threats that are likely to lead to this species' extinction.
Population

This species is known from two large subpopulations, about 4 km apart, and each numbering several hundred plants. It is likely to be overlooked and more common than records suggest, as its habitat remains poorly explored. The population is estimated to be larger than 1000 mature individuals, and is not declining at present.


Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Conophytum tomasi HaldaData Deficient (Taxonomically Problematic) Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

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


Pavelka, P. 1999. Rod Conophytum N.E. Brown: vybrane druhy. Kaktusy 35(Speciál 1):1-31.


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. 2016. Conophytum hanae Pavelka. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2017/03/27

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