Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Ruschia beaufortensis L.Bolus
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
AIZOACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Vulnerable D2
Assessment Date
2019/10/27
Assessor(s)
D. Raimondo
Justification
A poorly known species recorded only from the arid mountains near Beaufort West (extent of occurrence 476 km²). Between two and five locations exist, subpopulations occurring outside of the park are potentially threatened by uranium mining.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Beaufort West.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Nama Karoo
Description
In arid nama karoo mountains.
Threats
Subpopulations occurring outside of the Karoo National Park are potentially threatened by uranium mining.
Population
Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Ruschia beaufortensis L.BolusLeast Concern 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 beaufortensis L.Bolus. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2020/08/10

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