Drosanthemum dipageae

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Drosanthemum dipageae H.E.K.Hartmann
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
AIZOACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Data Deficient - Insufficient Information
Assessment Date
2016/10/06
Assessor(s)
L. von Staden
Justification
Drosanthemum dipageae is very poorly known, and its risk of extinction cannot be assessed.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Eastern Cape
Range
Port Elizabeth.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Albany Thicket
Description
Open grassy places in thicket.
Threats
The distribution range of this species is not known, and therefore threats are difficult to infer. It is possibly threatened by habitat loss to urban and industrial expansion, overgrazing and competition from alien invasive plants.
Population

The distribution range and abundance of this species is unknown. The description of this species (Rust et al. 2002) indicates that it occurs somewhere near Port Elizabeth, but no specific locality information is provided. There are no duplicates of the type specimen in South African herbaria, and to date no collections have yet been matched to this species. Population trends are not known.


Population trend
Unknown
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Drosanthemum dipageae H.E.K.HartmannThreatened 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.


Rust, S., Bruckmann, C. and Hartmann, H.E.K. 2002. The flowers of Drosanthemum Schwantes (Ruschioideae, Aizoaceae). Bradleya 20:121-147.


Citation
von Staden, L. 2016. Drosanthemum dipageae H.E.K.Hartmann. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2017/06/25

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