Conophytum bruynsii

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Conophytum bruynsii S.A.Hammer
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
AIZOACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Vulnerable D2
Assessment Date
2015/04/16
Assessor(s)
A.J. Young
Justification
A highly range restricted species (EOO 1 km²), known from a single location where it is potentially threatened by livestock grazing and trampling as well as succulent collecting.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Northern Knersvlakte.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Namaqualand Klipkoppe Shrubland
Description
Exposed, west-facing sandstone slopes.
Threats
Plants occur on land that is used for livestock grazing. Habitat degradation as well as trampling is a potential threat. It is a rare and localized species and therefore may also be potentially targeted by succulent collectors.
Population

This species is localized to a single ridge where it is locally abundant, with the population consisting of more than 1000 individuals.


Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Conophytum bruynsii 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.


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.


Rodgerson, C. 2006. Conophytum bruynsii. CactusWorld 24(3):114-116.


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. 2015. Conophytum bruynsii S.A.Hammer. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2017/12/14

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