Erica amidae

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Erica amidae E.G.H.Oliv.
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
ERICACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Vulnerable D2
Assessment Date
2014/05/20
Assessor(s)
A. Johns & L. von Staden
Justification
An extremely rare and localized habitat specialist (EOO 2 km²), that is potentially threatened by too frequent fire.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Hottentots Holland Mountains south of Gordon's Bay.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Kogelberg Sandstone Fynbos
Description
Exposed crevices in rocky outcrops on steep north-facing slopes.
Threats
This area has burnt frequently in the past 10 years, but this species' sensitivity to too frequent fire is not known (A. Johns pers. comm. 2014). Its extreme rocky habitat may offer it some shelter against fires.
Population

Subpopulations are small and localized, generally consisting of fewer than 50 mature individuals.


Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Erica amidae E.G.H.Oliv.VU D22014.1
Bibliography

Oliver, E.G.H. 2006. Erica amidae, a new rock-dwelling species near Cape Town, South Africa. Heathers 3:22-29.


Citation
Johns, A. & von Staden, L. 2014. Erica amidae E.G.H.Oliv. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2018/05/24

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