Erica nana

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Erica nana Salisb.
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
ERICACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Vulnerable D2
Assessment Date
2007/02/09
Assessor(s)
E.G.H. Oliver & R.C. Turner
Justification
A naturally rare species with a restricted distribution (EOO 150 km²), known from three locations. Potentially threatened by frequent fire. Declined in the past due to the construction of Sir Lowry's Pass and wildflower harvesting, but these are not ongoing.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Hottentots Holland Mountains.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Kogelberg Sandstone Fynbos
Description
Fynbos, among boulders and on rocky summit ridges.
Threats
A rare and localized species that has lost some habitat in the past due to road construction and forestry plantations, and flowers were also picked in the past for sale in Cape Town flower markets. Although not currently declining, this species is vulnerable to too frequent fire and the area has burnt at least twice within six years.
Population
Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Erica nana Salisb.VU D2Raimondo et al. (2009)
Erica nana Salisb.Rare Hilton-Taylor (1996)
Bibliography

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.


Hilton-Taylor, C. 1996. Red data list of southern African plants. Strelitzia 4. South African National Botanical 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
Oliver, E.G.H. & Turner, R.C. 2007. Erica nana Salisb. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2018/02/22

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