Ruschia intermedia

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Ruschia intermedia 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
A rare and localized species last recorded in 1949, but quite likely overlooked. Its locality description is too imprecise to determine whether the population is threatened or not. Some parts of the mountain plateau above Porterville have been cultivated, but it is not known if this has impacted the population. Surveys are needed to relocate this species.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Mountains above Porterville.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Fynbos
Description
Rocky sandstone flats.
Threats
Possibly threatened by habitat loss to crop cultivation. Parts of this species' habitat has been cultivated in the past, and there is still sporadic expansion of crop fields.
Population
Population trend
Unknown
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Ruschia intermedia L.BolusThreatened Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

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.


Manning, J.C. and Goldblatt, P. 2012. Plants of the Greater Cape Floristic Region 1: The Core Cape Flora. Strelitzia 29. South African National Biodiversity 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. 2016. Ruschia intermedia L.Bolus. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2017/08/17

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