Conophytum swanepoelianum subsp. rubrolineatum

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Conophytum swanepoelianum Rawé subsp. rubrolineatum (Rawé) S.A.Hammer
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
AIZOACEAE
Synonyms
Conophytum rubrolineatum Rawé
National Status
Status and Criteria
Rare
Assessment Date
2016/09/21
Assessor(s)
A.J. Young & L. von Staden
Justification
A range-restricted (EOO 275 km²), but locally common taxon that is not threatened.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Northern Cape, Western Cape
Range
Koebeeberg, southern Bokkeveld Escarpment.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Bokkeveld Sandstone Fynbos, Nardouw Sandstone Fynbos, Doringrivier Quartzite Karoo
Description
Shallow soils in fine grit pans on sandstone rock pavements.
Threats
There are no severe threats to this taxon. Large sections of sandstone fynbos on the Bokkeveld Escarpment have been ploughed for rooibos tea cultivation. This taxon's specific microhabitat is however unsuited to cultivation, and the population is not suspected to have suffered any decline.
Population

This taxon has a restricted range, but is locally abundant. The population consists of at least 5000 mature individuals and is not declining.


Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Conophytum swanepoelianum Rawé subsp. rubrolineatum (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.


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. & von Staden, L. 2016. Conophytum swanepoelianum Rawé subsp. rubrolineatum (Rawé) S.A.Hammer. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2017/04/30

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