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Frithia humilis

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Frithia humilis Burgoyne
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
AIZOACEAE
Synonyms
Frithia pulchra N.E.Br. var. minor de Boer
National Status
Status and Criteria
Endangered B1ab(i,ii,iii,iv,v)+2ab(i,ii,iii,iv,v)
Assessment Date
2005/08/30
Assessor(s)
P.M. Burgoyne & S. Krynauw
Justification
EOO 3000 km², AOO<2000 km², mature individuals at 10 known locations are declining due to livestock trampling and overgrazing, alien plant invasion and harvesting for horticultural purposes.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Gauteng, Mpumalanga
Range
Bronkhorstspruit to Middelburg.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Eastern Highveld Grassland, Rand Highveld Grassland, Loskop Mountain Bushveld, Central Sandy Bushveld
Description
Very shallow soils derived from coarse sediments, Irrigasie Formation of the Ecca group.
Threats
Invasive Alien Species (direct effects), Harvesting [gathering], Habitat loss, Habitat degradation
Population
Population trend
Decreasing
Citation
Burgoyne, P.M. & Krynauw, S. 2005. Frithia humilis Burgoyne. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2020/04/06

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