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Dicrocaulon humile

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Dicrocaulon humile N.E.Br.
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
AIZOACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Endangered B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii)
Assessment Date
2016/11/15
Assessor(s)
N.A. Helme & L. von Staden
Justification
A highly localized habitat specialist (EOO 118 km²), known from three locations and declining due to ongoing habitat loss and degradation.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Knersvlakte.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Knersvlakte Quartz Vygieveld
Description
Shallow soils with quartz pebbles.
Threats
This species is threatened by ongoing habitat loss and degradation due to mining and prospecting. Parts of its habitat has already been mined for limestone, and there are currently new mining and prospecting applications across its very narrow range (N.A. Helme pers. comm.).
Population

This species is rare and localized, and known from only a few subpopulations. It is declining due to ongoing habitat loss and degradation.


Population trend
Decreasing
Citation
Helme, N.A. & von Staden, L. 2016. Dicrocaulon humile N.E.Br. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2019/12/11

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