Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Ruschia promontorii L.Bolus
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
AIZOACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Rare
Assessment Date
2005/07/20
Assessor(s)
E.J. van Jaarsveld, N.A. Helme & L. Potter
Justification
A range-restricted (EOO<100 km²) habitat specialist that is not threatened.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Cape Peninsula.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Fynbos
Description
Shallow pockets of sand on narrow rocky ledges and steep precipitous slopes which are exposed to salt-laden sea breezes, 15-180 m.
Population
Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Ruschia promontorii L.BolusRare Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

Helme, N.A. and Trinder-Smith, T.H. 2006. The endemic flora of the Cape Peninsula, South Africa. South African Journal of Botany 72(2):205-210.


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
van Jaarsveld, E.J., Helme, N.A. & Potter, L. 2005. Ruschia promontorii L.Bolus. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2021/09/26

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