Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Ruschia mariae L.Bolus
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
AIZOACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Least Concern
Assessment Date
2019/10/27
Assessor(s)
D. Raimondo
Justification
Known from fewer than 10 herbarium records (extent of occurrence 50 078 km²), this species appears to have a wide distribution and it is not likely to be declining across its range, it is also suspected to be undercollected. It is therefore listed as Least Concern.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Eastern Cape
Range
Sutherland, Colesberg to Steytlerville, Eastern Cape.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Nama Karoo
Description
Amongst stones on doleritic soils.
Threats
There has been some loss of habitat to crop cultivation in the Roggeveld as well as degradation of habitat as a result of livestock overgrazing.
Population
Population trend
Unknown
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Ruschia mariae L.BolusData Deficient (Taxonomically Problematic) Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

Magee, A.R. and Boatwright, J.S. (eds). In prep. Plants of the Karoo: A Conspectus of the Nama-Karoo and Adjacent Summer-Rainfall Regions of the Northern and Western Cape Provinces. Strelitzia.


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
Raimondo, D. 2019. Ruschia mariae L.Bolus. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2020/08/10

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