Conophytum ectypum subsp. ignavum

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Conophytum ectypum N.E.Br. subsp. ignavum S.A.Hammer
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
AIZOACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Rare
Assessment Date
2015/06/10
Assessor(s)
A.J. Young
Justification
A rare, range-restricted taxon (EOO 102 km²), known from three subpopulations. It is not threatened.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Northern Cape
Range
Eastern Bushmanland west of Springbok.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Bushmanland Inselberg Shrubland, Namaqualand Klipkoppe Shrubland
Description
Quartz patches and ridges, in sun and shade.
Threats
There are no known significant past, ongoing or future threats that are likely to lead to this taxon's extinction. One subpopulation occurs on farmland used for livestock grazing, but it is not affecting the subpopulation as plants occur in places that are generally inaccessible to livestock.
Population

This taxon is known from three subpopulations, each consisting of at least 500 individuals. The population is not suspected to be declining.


Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Conophytum ectypum N.E.Br. subsp. ignavum 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.


Citation
Young, A.J. 2015. Conophytum ectypum N.E.Br. subsp. ignavum S.A.Hammer. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2017/03/27

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