Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Plectranthus venteri Van Jaarsv. & Hankey
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
LAMIACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Vulnerable D2
Assessment Date
2018/09/20
Assessor(s)
L. von Staden
Justification
A rare, range-restricted species known from four locations. It is potentially threatened by habitat loss and degradation due to mining and overgrazing.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Limpopo
Range
Sekhukhuneland, Leolo Mountains.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Sekhukhune Mountain Bushveld
Description
Among norite boulders, usually in shallow soil and rock pockets.
Threats
Potentially threatened by habitat loss and degradation due to mining - one known location is near a mine, and this species prefers mineral rich norite outcrops which is targeted for mining. Land cover changes show significant expansion of rural settlements in the vicinity of the mine since 1990. Field observations noted overstocking of livestock and overgrazing at one location.
Population
Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Plectranthus venteri Van Jaarsv. & HankeyRare Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

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.


Van Jaarsveld, E.J. 2006. The southern African Plectranthus and the art of turning shade to glade. Fernwood Press, Simons Town.


Citation
von Staden, L. 2018. Plectranthus venteri Van Jaarsv. & Hankey. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2020/07/10

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