Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Carpacoce scabra (Thunb.) Sond. subsp. rupestris Puff
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
RUBIACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Rare
Assessment Date
2019/03/26
Assessor(s)
L. von Staden
Justification
This taxon is a rare, high altitude habitat specialist, but it is not threatened.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
It is endemic to the mountains of the Western Cape, where it occurs in the Witsenberg, Slanghoek, Keeromsberg and Riviersonderend mountains.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Fynbos
Description
It occurs on steep upper slopes, ridges and peaks in mountain fynbos, 1200-2000 m.
Population

This taxon is known from only four records, from widely scattered peaks in the mountains of the Western Cape. It is highly likely overlooked, as these areas are difficult to access and survey, and therefore may be more common than records suggest.


Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Carpacoce scabra (Thunb.) Sond. subsp. rupestris PuffRare Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

Puff, C. 1986. Paederieae, Anthospermeae, Rubieae. In: O.A. Leistner (ed). Flora of Southern Africa 31 Part 1 Rubiaceae, Fascicle 2 Rubioideae (Second part):1-76. Botanical Research 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. 2019. Carpacoce scabra (Thunb.) Sond. subsp. rupestris Puff. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2021/09/21

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