Syncolostemon ramulosus

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Syncolostemon ramulosus E.Mey. ex Benth.
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
LAMIACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Vulnerable D2
Assessment Date
2007/05/16
Assessor(s)
T.J. Edwards & D. Raimondo
Justification
Four known locations are potentially threatened by livestock grazing outside reserves.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal
Range
Umtamvuna River to Mtentu River.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Pondoland-Ugu Sandstone Coastal Sourveld, Scarp Forest
Description
Pondoland coastal grassland, on sheets of exposed bedrock with only shallow pockets of soil within crevices. Also occurs on forest margins, restricted to Msikaba Formation Sandstone, 200-500 m.
Threats
Potentially threatened by habitat loss and degradation as a result of overgrazing.
Population
Population trend
Stable
Conservation
Protected in Umtamvuna and Mkambati Nature Reserves.
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Syncolostemon ramulosus E.Mey. ex Benth.VU D2Raimondo et al. (2009)
Syncolostemon ramulosus E.Mey. ex Benth.Lower Risk - Near Threatened Scott-Shaw (1999)
Syncolostemon ramulosus E.Mey. ex Benth.Lower Risk - Least Concern Scott-Shaw (1999)
Bibliography

Codd, L.E. 1988. Resuscitation of Syncolostemon ramulosus E. Mey. Ex Benth. Bothalia 18(1):92-93.


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.


Scott-Shaw, C.R. 1999. Rare and threatened plants of KwaZulu-Natal and neighbouring regions. KwaZulu-Natal Nature Conservation Service, Pietermaritzburg.


Citation
Edwards, T.J. & Raimondo, D. 2007. Syncolostemon ramulosus E.Mey. ex Benth. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2019/05/27

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