Dicrocaulon humile N.E.Br.
Status and Criteria
|N.A. Helme & L. von Staden|
|A highly localized habitat specialist (EOO 118 km²), known from three locations and declining due to ongoing habitat loss and degradation.|
|South African endemic|
Habitat and Ecology
|Knersvlakte Quartz Vygieveld|
|Shallow soils with quartz pebbles.|
|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.).|
This species is rare and localized, and known from only a few subpopulations. It is declining due to ongoing habitat loss and degradation.
|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|