Plectranthus psammophilus

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Plectranthus psammophilus Codd
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
LAMIACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Endangered B1ab(i,iii)
Assessment Date
2015/05/17
Assessor(s)
H. Mtshali
Justification
EOO 1948 km², and known from four locations. It continues to decline due to ongoing habitat loss and degradation, as well as competition from alien invasive plants.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
KwaZulu-Natal
Range
Northern KwaZulu-Natal coastal plain.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Sand Forest, Northern Coastal Forest, Lowveld Riverine Forest
Description
Forest margins on sandy flats.
Threats
Agricultural expansion has led to widespread habitat loss across this species' range. Too frequent fires, severe overgrazing and invasion by alien plants are ongoing threats.
Population
Population trend
Decreasing
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Plectranthus psammophilus CoddThreatened Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

Codd, L.E. 1975. Plectranthus (Labiatae) and allied genera in southern Africa. Bothalia 11(4):371-442.


Codd, L.E. 1985. Lamiaceae. In: O.A. Leistner (ed). Flora of Southern Africa 28 Part 4:1-240. Botanical Research 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
Mtshali, H. 2015. Plectranthus psammophilus Codd. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2017/08/22

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