Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Erica pyxidiflora Salisb.
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
ERICACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Rare
Assessment Date
2020/02/18
Assessor(s)
L. von Staden
Justification
Erica pyxidiflora is a range-restricted endemic to the Cape Peninsula, with an extent of occurrence (EOO) of 184 km². It is locally common and has no severe threats, and is therefore not in danger of extinction.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
This species is endemic to the Cape Peninsula.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Peninsula Sandstone Fynbos
Description
It occurs on damp upper slopes in sandstone fynbos.
Threats
Subpopulations outside protected areas are threatened by competition from alien invasive plants, as well as urban expansion in the area around Fish Hoek and Simon's Town. Most of its habitat is however protected.
Population

This species is common in sandstone fynbos across the Cape Peninsula. The population is not suspected to be declining.


Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Erica pyxidiflora Salisb.Least Concern Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

Baker, H.A. and Oliver, E.G.H. 1967. Ericas in southern Africa. Purnell, Cape Town & Johannesburg.


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.


Helme, N.A. and Trinder-Smith, T.H. 2006. The endemic flora of the Cape Peninsula, South Africa. South African Journal of Botany 72(2):205-210.


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.


Schumann, D., Kirsten, G. and Oliver, E.G.H. 1992. Ericas of South Africa. Fernwood Press, Cape Town.


Citation
von Staden, L. 2020. Erica pyxidiflora Salisb. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2020/07/10

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