Bobbejaantoontjies

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Curio radicans (L.) P.V.Heath
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
ASTERACEAE
Synonyms
Cacalia radicans L., Kleinia radicans (L.) Haw., Senecio adenocalyx Dinter, Senecio radicans (L.) Sch.Bip., Senecio rhopalodenia Dinter
Common Names
Bobbejaantoontjies (a), Vingertjies (a)
National Status
Status and Criteria
Least Concern
Assessment Date
2012/10/16
Assessor(s)
L. von Staden
Justification
Widespread, common and not in danger of extinction.
Distribution
Endemism
Not endemic to South Africa
Provincial distribution
Eastern Cape, Free State, Northern Cape, Western Cape
Range
Namibia to the Eastern Cape.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Albany Thicket, Fynbos, Nama Karoo, Succulent Karoo
Description
Rocky outcrops, flats and hills, sheltered among shrubs.
Population
Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Senecio radicans (L.f.) Sch.Bip.Least Concern Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

Eggli, U. (ed). 2001. Illustrated handbook of succulent plants: Dicotyledons. Springer, Berlin Heidelberg.


Goldblatt, P. and Manning, J.C. 2000. Cape Plants: A conspectus of the Cape Flora of South Africa. Strelitzia 9. National Botanical Institute, Cape Town.


Heath, P.V. 1999. Three new generic names in the Asteraceae (part 2). Calyx 6(2):54-55.


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.


Rowley, G.D. 1994. Succulent Compositae. Strawberry Press, California.


Vlok, J. and Schutte-Vlok, A.L. 2010. Plants of the Klein Karoo. Umdaus Press, Hatfield.


Citation
von Staden, L. 2012. Curio radicans (L.) P.V.Heath. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2019/08/22

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