Lobelia cuneifolia var. ananda

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Lobelia cuneifolia Link & Otto var. ananda E.Wimm.
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
LOBELIACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Critically Rare
Assessment Date
2016/09/30
Assessor(s)
N. Hahn & L. von Staden
Justification
A very localized habitat specialist, currently known from a single subpopulation, but possibly overlooked in similar habitat elsewhere in the Magaliesberg. Its habitat is well-protected and it is not threatened.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
North West
Range
Magaliesberg near Rustenburg.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Gold Reef Mountain Bushveld
Description
Shaded seeps on vertical rock-faces in narrow gullies.
Threats
There are no known threats to this taxon. Its habitat is generally inaccessible and well-protected.
Population

This taxon is only known from the type locality, where it was first collected in 1945, and relocated in 2010 (Hahn 2013). It is likely that more subpopulations exist in similar habitat elsewhere in the Magaliesberg, which remains relatively poorly explored due to its inaccessibility. The population is not suspected to be declining.


Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Lobelia cuneifolia Link & Otto var. ananda E.Wimm.Least Concern Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

Hahn, N. 2013. Rare, endangered and endemic flora of the North West Province. Unpublished Report to the Department of Economic Development, Conservation and Tourism, North West Provincial Government.


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.


Wimmer, F.E. 1968. Lobelioideae Supplementum et Campanulaceae - Cyphioideae. In: S. Danert (ed). Das Pflanzenreich 108:53-1024. Akademie Verlag, Berlin.


Citation
Hahn, N. & von Staden, L. 2016. Lobelia cuneifolia Link & Otto var. ananda E.Wimm. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2017/12/14

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