Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Delosperma giffenii 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 giffenii is a poorly known species last collected in 1935. Due to taxonomic difficulties as well as a lack of recent collections, its risk of extinction cannot be assessed.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Eastern Cape
Range
This species is endemic to the Eastern Cape, where it occurs between Alice and King William's Town.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Bhisho Thornveld
Description
Its habitat is unknown. It is not described in the literature nor on specimens.
Threats
Due to a lack of recent field information, threats to this species are unknown. Historical records do not have precise locality details nor is the habitat of this species described, which means that potential threats cannot be inferred.
Population

This species is known from only a few collections, and was last recorded in 1935. None of the collections have precise locality details. The size, extent and trend of the population are not known.


Population trend
Unknown
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 giffenii LavisLeast Concern Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

Lavis, M. 1967. Notes on the genus Delosperma (Mesembrieae). Journal of South African Botany 33(1):71-74.


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 giffenii Lavis. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2020/08/10

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