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Oxalis subsessilis

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Oxalis subsessilis L.Bolus
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
OXALIDACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Vulnerable B1ab(i,ii,iii,iv)+2ab(i,ii,iii,iv)
Assessment Date
2014/09/23
Assessor(s)
J.G. Claassens, K.C. Oberlander & D. van der Colff
Justification
EOO of 71 km², AOO <71 km² and there might be fewer than nine locations. It continues to decline, due to the development of human settlements and mining, as well as habitat degradation due to agricultural expansion.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Vredenburg Peninsula.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Saldanha Limestone Strandveld, Saldanha Granite Strandveld
Description
Limestone strandveld.
Threats
This species occurs on the West-Coast, a favoured holiday destination. Recently the number of permanent residences have increased, and some areas are used for grazing and mining activities. Hence the main threats to this species are habitat loss due to human settlement and mining and habitat degradation due to agricultural activities (J.G. Claassens, pers. comm.).
Population

This species is very similar to Oxalis hirta and hence there might be an over estimation of the actual number of locations and sub-populations.


Population trend
Decreasing
Citation
Claassens, J.G., Oberlander, K.C. & van der Colff, D. 2014. Oxalis subsessilis L.Bolus. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2019/12/11

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