Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Eriospermum lanuginosum Jacq.
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
RUSCACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Near Threatened B1ab(iii)
Assessment Date
2018/10/02
Assessor(s)
L. von Staden
Justification
Eriospermum lanuginosum is a range-restricted species with an extent of occurrence (EOO) of 5605 km². It occurs at between 10 and 15 locations and is declining due to habitat loss to crop cultivation. It is listed as Near Threatened.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Northern Cape, Western Cape
Range
This species is endemic to South Africa, and occurs from the Bokkeveld Escarpment to Piketberg, the Cederberg and the Groot Winterhoek Mountains.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Cederberg Sandstone Fynbos, Olifants Sandstone Fynbos, Graafwater Sandstone Fynbos, Bokkeveld Sandstone Fynbos, Piketberg Sandstone Fynbos, Winterhoek Sandstone Fynbos
Description
It occurs in deep sandy soils in fynbos.
Threats
Eriospermum lanuginosum has lost habitat to crop cultivation on the Bokkeveld Escarpment, Gifberg and in the Olifants River Valley. Habitat loss continues to be a threat to this species.
Population

There is no information available on the population of this species.


Population trend
Decreasing
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Eriospermum lanuginosum Jacq.NT B1ab(iii)2020.1
Eriospermum lanuginosum Jacq.Least Concern Raimondo et al. (2009)
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.


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.


Perry, P.L. 1994. A revision of the genus Eriospermum (Eriospermaceae) Contributions from the Bolus Herbarium 17:1-320.


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
von Staden, L. 2018. Eriospermum lanuginosum Jacq. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version . Accessed on 2024/06/21

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