Salvia obtusata

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Salvia obtusata Thunb.
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
LAMIACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Vulnerable B1ab(ii,iii,iv,v)
Assessment Date
2008/04/22
Assessor(s)
D. Raimondo & A.P. Dold
Justification
EOO 2300 km², six to 10 remaining locations are declining due to ongoing habitat loss to urban expansion around Coega, and coastal development east of Port Elizabeth.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Eastern Cape
Range
Port Elizabeth to Addo.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Coega Bontveld, Sundays Thicket
Description
Unknown. This species' habitat preferences are not described in the literature (Codd 1985), nor are there any habitat notes on the few specimens of this species.
Threats
Industrial and housing development around Coega, and coastal development East of Port Elizabeth are causing severe, rapid and ongoing losses.
Population

This species is rare and known from very few collections. Field surveys are urgently needed to relocate wild populations as it is likely to be disappearing due to habitat loss.


Population trend
Decreasing
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Salvia obtusata Thunb.VU B1ab(ii,iii,iv,v)Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

Codd, L.E. 1985. Lamiaceae. In: O.A. Leistner (ed). Flora of Southern Africa 28 Part 4:1-240. Botanical Research Institute, Pretoria.


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.


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
Raimondo, D. & Dold, A.P. 2008. Salvia obtusata Thunb. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2019/06/19

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