Cheiridopsis alba-oculata Klak & Helme
Status and Criteria
|N.A. Helme & C. Klak|
|A rare and localized species, with a population numbering fewer than 1000 mature individuals. It has no severe threats and is not declining.|
|South African endemic|
|Southern Namaqualand, near Garies.|
Habitat and Ecology
|Patches of quartz gravel in Namaqualand Heuweltjieveld.|
|There are no known severe threats to this species. The area where it occurs is heavily grazed by small livestock, but this does not appear to affect the population (Klak et al. 2015).|
This species is known from two small subpopulations, localized to quartz patches about 3 km apart. The two subpopulations cover an area (AOO) of less than 5 hectares. The population is estimated to number between 500 and 1000 mature individuals, and is stable (Klak et al. 2015).
Klak, C., Helme, N.A. and Bruyns, P.V. 2015. Cheiridopsis alba-oculata (Aizoaceae: Ruschioideae, Ruschieae) — A new quartz-endemic from southern Namaqualand, South Africa. South African Journal of Botany 96(0):1-5.
|Helme, N.A. & Klak, C. 2016. Cheiridopsis alba-oculata Klak & Helme. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2017/03/25|