Schwantesia acutipetala

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Schwantesia acutipetala L.Bolus
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
AIZOACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Vulnerable D2
Assessment Date
2014/08/12
Assessor(s)
L. von Staden & J.E. Victor
Justification
A rare and poorly known species that is potentially threatened by overgrazing and collecting for the succulent trade.
Distribution
Endemism
Not endemic to South Africa
Provincial distribution
Northern Cape
Range
Richtersveld.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Northern Nababiepsberge Mountain Desert
Description
Moderate to steep quartzite slopes.
Threats
This species is potentially threatened by collection from the wild for the succulent trade, as well as overgrazing by livestock, a problem across large areas of the Richtersveld.
Population
Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Schwantesia acutipetala L.BolusVU D2Raimondo et al. (2009)
Schwantesia acutipetala L.BolusRare Hilton-Taylor (1996)
Schwantesia acutipetala L.BolusIndeterminate Hall et al. (1980)
Bibliography

Bolus, H.M.L. 1936-1958. Notes on Mesembryanthemum and allied genera Part III. University of Cape Town, Bolus Herbarium, Cape Town.


Hall, A.V., De Winter, M., De Winter, B. and Van Oosterhout, S.A.M. 1980. Threatened plants of southern Africa. South African National Scienctific Programmes Report 45. CSIR, Pretoria.


Hilton-Taylor, C. 1996. Red data list of southern African plants. Strelitzia 4. South African National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.


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. & Victor, J.E. 2014. Schwantesia acutipetala L.Bolus. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2019/01/16

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