Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Drosanthemum acutifolium (L.Bolus) L.Bolus
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
AIZOACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Data Deficient - Taxonomically Problematic
Assessment Date
2018/03/29
Assessor(s)
L. von Staden
Justification
The genus Drosanthemum is in need of taxonomic revision and many species are poorly known. Klak in Manning and Goldblatt (2012) suggests that D. acutifolium is insufficiently distinct from D. capillare to warrant recognition as a separate taxon.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Its distribution range is uncertain. The type specimen was collected near Riversdale. It possibly occurs as far as Montagu.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Fynbos, Succulent Karoo
Description
This species' habitat is not known.
Population
Population trend
Unknown
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Drosanthemum acutifolium (L.Bolus) 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. 2018. Drosanthemum acutifolium (L.Bolus) L.Bolus. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2020/08/10

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