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Conophytum ectypum subsp. cruciatum

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Conophytum ectypum N.E.Br. subsp. cruciatum S.A.Hammer
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
AIZOACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Near Threatened D1
Assessment Date
2016/11/24
Assessor(s)
A.J. Young
Justification
A highly localized taxon (EOO <10 km²), known from a single subpopulation of about 2000 mature individuals, but not threatened at present.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Northern Cape
Range
Namaqualand west of Steinkopf.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Namaqualand Arid Grassland
Description
Plateaus with fine quartz grit.
Threats
There are no known significant threats affecting this taxon. The lower slopes and flats surrounding the locality are severely degraded due to overgrazing of communally owned rangelands, but livestock do not generally venture on to the upper slopes and summit ridges where this taxon occurs.
Population

This taxon is known from a single, localized subpopulation of around 2000 mature individuals. The population is at present stable, but is highly vulnerable due to its severely restricted range.


Population trend
Stable
Citation
Young, A.J. 2016. Conophytum ectypum N.E.Br. subsp. cruciatum S.A.Hammer. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2019/12/11

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