Conophytum hammeri

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Conophytum hammeri G.Will. & H.C.Kenn.
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
AIZOACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Rare
Assessment Date
2014/08/12
Assessor(s)
A.J. Young & L. von Staden
Justification
A range-restricted (EOO 386 km²), but locally abundant habitat specialist that is not threatened.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Northern Cape
Range
Eastern Richtersveld around Vioolsdrif.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Succulent Karoo
Description
Gentle gravel quartz slopes, 310-650 m.
Threats
There are no known significant past, ongoing or future threats that are likely to lead to this species' extinction.
Population

This species is locally abundant, occurring in large subpopulations of hundreds to thousands of plants.


Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Conophytum hammeri G.Will. & H.C.Kenn.Rare 2015.1
Conophytum hammeri G.Will. & H.C.Kenn.Critically Rare Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

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


Hartmann, H.E.K. 2002. Illustrated handbook of succulent plants: Aizoaceae A-E. Springer, Berlin.


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.


Williamson, G. and Kennedy, H.C. 1997. A new Conophytum from the north-east Richtersveld. Cactus and Succulent Journal 69(4):205-208.


Citation
Young, A.J. & von Staden, L. 2014. Conophytum hammeri G.Will. & H.C.Kenn. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2018/11/21

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