Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Ruschia acocksii L.Bolus
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
AIZOACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Rare
Assessment Date
2019/04/10
Assessor(s)
L. von Staden
Justification
Ruschia acocksii is a rare, localized and poorly known species, not suspected to be threatened. It is therefore listed under the IUCN 3.1 Criteria, globally, as Least Concern but is nationally categorised as Rare.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Northern Cape
Range
This species is endemic to South Africa, and is found in Roggeveld. It is only known from the slopes of the Verlatekloof Pass.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Tanqua Escarpment Shrubland, Tanqua Karoo
Description
It occurs in mudstone soils.
Threats
The habitat occupied by Ruschia acocksii is still mostly intact. It is possibly threatened by overgrazing, but field surveys are needed to confirm this.
Population

This species was last collected in 1954. Field surveys are needed to relocate it in the wild.


Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Ruschia acocksii L.BolusRare 2020.1
Ruschia acocksii L.BolusLeast Concern 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. 2019. Ruschia acocksii L.Bolus. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version . Accessed on 2024/06/22

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