Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Acrodon quarcicola H.E.K.Hartmann
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
AIZOACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Endangered B1ab(ii,iii,iv)
Assessment Date
2008/04/30
Assessor(s)
C. Klak, N.A. Helme & D. Raimondo
Justification
EOO <1500 km², four known locations continue to decline due to urban development, alien plant invasion and crop cultivation.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Cape Agulhas.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Ruens Silcrete Renosterveld, Elim Ferricrete Fynbos
Description
Quartzitic slopes.
Threats
Crop cultivation has caused extensive past habitat loss and remains an ongoing threat on the Agulhas Plain. Coastal development and competition from alien invasive plants are also likely to be causing ongoing declines.
Population
Population trend
Decreasing
Conservation
Not currently conserved in any formally protected area.
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Acrodon quarcicola H.E.K.HartmannEN B1ab(ii,iii,iv)Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

Goldblatt, P. and Manning, J.C. 2000. Cape Plants: A conspectus of the Cape Flora of South Africa. Strelitzia 9. National Botanical Institute, Cape Town.


Hartmann, H.E.K. 1996. Miscellaneous taxonomic notes on Aizoaceae. Bradleya 14:29-56.


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
Klak, C., Helme, N.A. & Raimondo, D. 2008. Acrodon quarcicola H.E.K.Hartmann. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2022/07/01

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