Schwantesia borcherdsii

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Schwantesia borcherdsii L.Bolus
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
AIZOACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Vulnerable D2
Assessment Date
2004/03/03
Assessor(s)
J.E. Victor
Justification
One known location is potentially threatened by harvesting for the illegal succulent horticultural trade.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Northern Cape
Range
Upington, near Augrabies.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Bushmanland Arid Grassland
Description
Succulent karoo, in rocky soils derived from red or black gneiss rocks.
Threats
Harvesting [gathering]
Population
Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Schwantesia borcherdsii L.BolusVU D2Raimondo et al. (2009)
Schwantesia borcherdsii L.BolusVulnerable Hilton-Taylor (1996)
Bibliography

Bolus, H.M.L. 1928-1935. Notes on Mesembrianthemum and allied genera. Part II. Bolus Herbarium, University of Cape Town, Cape Town.


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
Victor, J.E. 2004. Schwantesia borcherdsii L.Bolus. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2019/08/22

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