Conophytum obscurum subsp. vitreopapillum

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Conophytum obscurum N.E.Br. subsp. vitreopapillum (Rawé) S.A.Hammer
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
AIZOACEAE
Synonyms
Conophytum vitreopapillum Rawé
National Status
Status and Criteria
Rare
Assessment Date
2015/06/10
Assessor(s)
A.J. Young
Justification
A range-restricted (EOO 10 km²) taxon, but not threatened.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Northern Cape
Range
Namaqualand near Soebatsfontein.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Riethuis-Wallekraal Quartz Vygieveld, Namaqualand Arid Grassland
Description
Salty quartz flats.
Threats
There are no known threats to this taxon.
Population

This localized taxon is known from several small subpopulations, each consisting of a few hundred individuals. The population is not declining.


Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Conophytum obscurum N.E.Br. subsp. vitreopapillum (Rawé) S.A.HammerLeast 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.


Hammer, S.A. 1996. Part 3: Notes on the Conophytum obscurum complex. Piante Grasse 4(Suppl.):23-24.


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.


Citation
Young, A.J. 2015. Conophytum obscurum N.E.Br. subsp. vitreopapillum (Rawé) S.A.Hammer. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2017/12/13

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