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Ruschia bipapillata

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Ruschia bipapillata L.Bolus
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
AIZOACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Vulnerable B1ab(iii)
Assessment Date
2016/01/13
Assessor(s)
L. von Staden
Justification
A range-restricted species (EOO 2781 km²), known from fewer than 10 locations and declining due to ongoing habitat loss and degradation.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Koekenaap to Klawer.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Klawer Sandy Shrubland, Namaqualand Spinescent Grassland, Namaqualand Strandveld, Lambert's Bay Strandveld, Namaqualand Sand Fynbos
Description
Deep sandy soils.
Threats
Threatened by ongoing habitat loss to agricultural expansion along the Olifants River, as well as the plains around the base of the Matsikamma and Gifberg mountains, where it is also threatened by overgrazing. It is also threatened by mining around Koekenaap.
Population
Population trend
Decreasing
Citation
von Staden, L. 2016. Ruschia bipapillata L.Bolus. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2019/12/06

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