Conophytum roodiae subsp. cylindratum

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Conophytum roodiae N.E.Br. subsp. cylindratum (Schwantes) T.Smale
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
AIZOACEAE
Synonyms
Conophytum cylindratum Schwantes, Conophytum cylindratum Schwantes var. primosii (Lavis) Rawé
National Status
Status and Criteria
Rare
Assessment Date
2016/09/15
Assessor(s)
A.J. Young & L. von Staden
Justification
A range-restricted (EOO 230 km²), but locally abundant habitat specialist that is not threatened.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Northern Cape
Range
Namaqualand, between Kamieskroon and Springbok.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Namaqualand Klipkoppe Shrubland
Description
Cracks in eroding plates and under rock lips on granite domes, also at the edges of shallow grit pans.
Threats
There are no significant threats to this taxon.
Population

This taxon has a restricted range, but is locally abundant. The population size is estimated to be at least 5000 mature individuals.


Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Conophytum roodiae N.E.Br. subsp. cylindratum (Schwantes) T.SmaleLeast 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.


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.


Smale, T. 2000. Conophytum roodiae and its relatives. British Cactus and Succulent Journal 18(2):101-107.


Citation
Young, A.J. & von Staden, L. 2016. Conophytum roodiae N.E.Br. subsp. cylindratum (Schwantes) T.Smale. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2017/10/21

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