Brianhuntleya intrusa (Kensit) Chess., S.A.Hammer & I.Oliv.
|Mesembryanthemum intrusum Kensit, Ruschia intrusa (Kensit) L.Bolus|
Status and Criteria
Near Threatened B1ab(ii,iii,iv,v)+2ab(ii,iii,iv,v)
|C. Klak, D. Raimondo, N.A. Helme & L. von Staden|
|A range-restricted (EOO 556 km²), but locally abundant species occurring at between 20 and 30 locations, and declining in some areas due to habitat loss to expanding vineyards.|
|South African endemic|
|Worcester to Robertson and McGregor.|
Habitat and Ecology
|Pebbly clays on gentle, south-facing karroid scrubland.|
|Threatened by ongoing habitat loss to vineyard and olive cultivation, with about 20% of this species' habitat already transformed.|
A range-restricted, but locally abundant species, occurring in at least 20 locations. Although threatened in places by habitat loss to expanding crop cultivation, most of its shale habitat is too shallow and rocky to plough. There are at least 5000 plants in the Vrolijkheid Nature Reserve alone, and it is further very common between McGregor and the Breede River, as well as around Montagu (N.A. Helme, pers. obs. 2012).
|Klak, C., Raimondo, D., Helme, N.A. & von Staden, L. 2012. Brianhuntleya intrusa (Kensit) Chess., S.A.Hammer & I.Oliv. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2019/11/12|