Ruschia subteres

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Ruschia subteres L.Bolus
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
AIZOACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Data Deficient - Insufficient Information
Assessment Date
2016/01/14
Assessor(s)
L. von Staden
Justification
This species is known only from one collection, dating from 1933, from an unspecified locality somewhere along the Touws River. Its habitat is not known. It may be overlooked, as the genus Ruschia is in need of revision and species are difficult to identify, but it may also be threatened or possibly extinct. Until subpopulations of this species can be relocated in the wild, its risk of extinction cannot be assessed.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Little Karoo, Touws River.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Description
Unknown.
Threats
Possibly threatened by overgrazing.
Population
Population trend
Unknown
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Ruschia subteres L.BolusThreatened Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

Bolus, H.M.L. 1928-1935. Notes on Mesembrianthemum and allied genera. Part II. Bolus Herbarium, University of Cape Town, Cape Town.


Goldblatt, P. and Manning, J.C. 2000. Cape Plants: A conspectus of the Cape Flora of South Africa. Strelitzia 9. National Botanical Institute, Cape Town.


Manning, J.C. and Goldblatt, P. 2012. Plants of the Greater Cape Floristic Region 1: The Core Cape Flora. Strelitzia 29. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.


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
von Staden, L. 2016. Ruschia subteres L.Bolus. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2017/12/14

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