Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Ruschia leptocalyx L.Bolus
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
AIZOACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Endangered B1ab(ii,iii,iv,v)
Assessment Date
2012/12/21
Assessor(s)
C. Klak, D. Raimondo, N.A. Helme & L. von Staden
Justification
EOO 1141 km², between three and five locations continue to decline due to ongoing habitat loss to coastal development, agricultural expansion and competition from alien invasive plants.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Potberg to Hartenbos.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Mossel Bay Shale Renosterveld, Potberg Ferricrete Fynbos, Hartenbos Strandveld
Description
Gravelly quartzitic and shale outcrops.
Threats
Threatened by habitat loss to coastal development, and urban and industrial expansion around Mossel Bay and Hartenbos. Further west, subpopulations are threatened by habitat loss to agricultural expansion and competition from alien invasive plants.
Population
Population trend
Decreasing
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Ruschia leptocalyx L.BolusEN B1ab(ii,iii,iv,v)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.


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
Klak, C., Raimondo, D., Helme, N.A. & von Staden, L. 2012. Ruschia leptocalyx L.Bolus. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2021/09/26

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