Ruschia vanniekerkiae

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Ruschia vanniekerkiae L.Bolus
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
AIZOACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Data Deficient - Insufficient Information
Assessment Date
2016/10/04
Assessor(s)
L. von Staden
Justification
Ruschia vanniekerkiae is a poorly known species. It was described in 1932 from cultivated plants that was collected at an unspecified locality near Ladismith in the Little Karoo. To date, no wild plants have been matched to this species. Ruschia is a large, taxonomically problematic genus, and many species are poorly known. In the absence of any data on wild populations of this species, its risk of extinction cannot be assessed.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Ladismith.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Succulent Karoo
Description
Unknown.
Population
Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Ruschia vanniekerkiae L.BolusLeast Concern 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 vanniekerkiae L.Bolus. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2017/06/25

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