Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Delosperma ficksburgense Lavis
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
AIZOACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Data Deficient - Insufficient Information
Assessment Date
2017/08/21
Assessor(s)
L. von Staden
Justification
Delosperma is a rare, localized and poorly known species. Taxonomic difficulties as well as a lack of recent collections is preventing an assessment of its risk of extinction.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Free State
Range
This species is endemic to the Ficksburg district in the Free State.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Basotho Montane Shrubland
Description
It occurs on rocky summit ridges.
Threats
Threats to this species are unknown.
Population

This species is only known from the type specimen, collected in 1934. Collection notes indicate that it is a rare, localized habitat specialist. Current size and trends of the population is not known.


Population trend
Stable
Notes
The genus Delosperma is in need of taxonomic revision, and individual species are difficult to separate. The lack of collections for this species may be due to rarity, but it may also be overlooked due to taxonomic confusion.
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Delosperma ficksburgense LavisLeast Concern Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

Lavis, M. 1966. Notes on the genus Delosperma (Mesembrieae). Journal of South African Botany 32(4):341-345.


Raimondo, D., von Staden, L., Foden, W., Victor, J.E., Helme, N.A., Turner, R.C., Kamundi, D.A. and Manyama, P.A. 2009. Red List of South African Plants. Strelitzia 25. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.


Citation
von Staden, L. 2017. Delosperma ficksburgense Lavis. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2020/08/10

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