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
A rare, localized and poorly known species, but not suspected to be threatened.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Northern Cape
Range
Roggeveld, only known from the slopes of the Verlatekloof Pass.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Tanqua Escarpment Shrubland
Description
Mudstone soils.
Threats
This species' habitat 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.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 2020.1. Accessed on 2020/07/10

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