Cleretum bruynsii Klak
Status and Criteria
|L. von Staden|
|A range-restricted (EOO 585 km²) species, but not threatened.|
|South African endemic|
|Western Bushmanland near Springbok.|
Habitat and Ecology
|Nama Karoo, Succulent Karoo|
|Flats with deep red sand.|
|There are no known severe threats to this species.|
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.
Klak, C. 2012. Two new species of Cleretum (Ruschioideae-Dorotheantheae, Aizoaceae) from the Northern Cape, South Africa. Haseltonia 18:27-33.
|von Staden, L. 2016. Cleretum bruynsii Klak. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2017/03/27|