Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Erica oophylla Benth.
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
ERICACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Rare
Assessment Date
2017/04/20
Assessor(s)
E.G.H. Oliver & R.C. Turner
Justification
This rare, high altitude habitat specialist is not likely to be threatened.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
This species is endemic to the Langeberg Mountains between Swellendam and Riversdale in the Western Cape.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Fynbos
Description
It occurs on rocky mountain summits, slopes and ridges in fynbos, 1500-1700 m.
Threats
This species has no severe threats.
Population
Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Erica oophylla Benth.Critically Rare Raimondo et al. (2009)
Erica oophylla Benth.Rare Hilton-Taylor (1996)
Erica oophylla Benth.Rare Hall et al. (1980)
Bibliography

Bolus, H., Guthrie, F. and Brown, N.E. 1909. Ericaceae. In: W.T. Thiselton-Dyer (ed). Flora Capensis IV Section I (Vacciniaceae to Gentianeae):2-418. Lovell Reeve & Co., Ltd., London.


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.


Hall, A.V., De Winter, M., De Winter, B. and Van Oosterhout, S.A.M. 1980. Threatened plants of southern Africa. South African National Scienctific Programmes Report 45. CSIR, Pretoria.


Hilton-Taylor, C. 1996. Red data list of southern African plants. Strelitzia 4. South African National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.


Manning, J.C. and Goldblatt, P. 2012. Plants of the Greater Cape Floristic Region 1: The Core Cape Flora. Strelitzia 29. South African National Biodiversity 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. 2017. Erica oophylla Benth. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2020/10/25

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