Ruschia holensis

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Ruschia holensis L.Bolus
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
AIZOACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Data Deficient - Insufficient Information
Assessment Date
2016/01/13
Assessor(s)
L. von Staden
Justification
This species is only known from the type specimen, collected in 1964. It is very poorly known and quite likely rare. The locality description is not precise enough to infer whether it still extant or not. There has been some habitat modification in the area, which may have impacted the population, but it also possibly merely overlooked.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Lutzville.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Succulent Karoo
Description
Alluvium soils.
Threats
Possibly threatened by habitat loss to agricultural expansion, infrastructure development and degradation due to overgrazing.
Population
Population trend
Unknown
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Ruschia holensis L.BolusThreatened Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

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.


Snijman, D.A. 2013. Plants of the Greater Cape Floristic Region 2: The extra Cape flora. Strelitzia 30. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.


Citation
von Staden, L. 2016. Ruschia holensis L.Bolus. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2017/06/25

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