Cleretum bruynsii

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Cleretum bruynsii Klak
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
AIZOACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Least Concern
Assessment Date
2016/06/30
Assessor(s)
L. von Staden
Justification
A range-restricted (EOO 585 km²) species, but not threatened.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Northern Cape
Range
Western Bushmanland near Springbok.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Nama Karoo, Succulent Karoo
Description
Flats with deep red sand.
Threats
There are no known severe threats to this species.
Population

The species occurs in the transition area between the succulent karoo and Bushmanland. It is rare and sometimes absent in dry years, but large subpopulations emerge during years of good rainfall (Klak 2012). The population is not suspected to be declining. It is currently known from three subpopulations, but it is likely that more, still undiscovered subpopulations exist as its habitat is extensive, and the area is botanically still relatively poorly explored.


Population trend
Stable
Bibliography

Klak, C. 2012. Two new species of Cleretum (Ruschioideae-Dorotheantheae, Aizoaceae) from the Northern Cape, South Africa. Haseltonia 18:27-33.


Citation
von Staden, L. 2016. Cleretum bruynsii Klak. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2017/08/22

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