Cheiridopsis alba-oculata

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Cheiridopsis alba-oculata Klak & Helme
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
AIZOACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Vulnerable D1
Assessment Date
2016/06/30
Assessor(s)
N.A. Helme & C. Klak
Justification
A rare and localized species, with a population numbering fewer than 1000 mature individuals. It has no severe threats and is not declining.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Northern Cape
Range
Southern Namaqualand, near Garies.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Namaqualand Heuweltjieveld
Description
Patches of quartz gravel in Namaqualand Heuweltjieveld.
Threats
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).
Population

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).


Population trend
Stable
Bibliography

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.


Citation
Helme, N.A. & Klak, C. 2016. Cheiridopsis alba-oculata Klak & Helme. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2017/08/22

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