Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Chasmatophyllum willowmorense (L.Bolus) L.Bolus
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
AIZOACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Data Deficient - Taxonomically Problematic
Assessment Date
2020/02/04
Assessor(s)
D. Raimondo & L. von Staden
Justification
Chasmatophyllum willowmorense is a rare and poorly known species. The genus Chasmatophyllum is in need of taxonomic revision, and many species are difficult to identify with certainty. According to Klak in Snijman (2013), C. willowmorense is probably insufficiently distinct from C. braunsii.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Eastern Cape
Range
The distribution of this species is poorly known. The type was collected near Willowmore in the Eastern Cape.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Albany Thicket, Fynbos, Succulent Karoo
Description
Its specific habitat requirements are uncertain. It is possibly localized to quartzite and shale colluviums in renosterveld-valley bushveld transition.
Population
Population trend
Unknown
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Chasmatophyllum willowmorense (L.Bolus) L.BolusRare Raimondo et al. (2009)
Chasmatophyllum willowmorense (L.Bolus) L.BolusInsufficiently Known Hilton-Taylor (1996)
Bibliography

Bolus, H.M.L. 1928-1935. Notes on Mesembrianthemum and allied genera. Part II. Bolus Herbarium, University of Cape Town, Cape Town.


Chesselet, P., Mössmer, M. and Smith, G.F. 1995. Research priorities in the succulent plant family Mesembryanthemaceae Fenzl. South African Journal of Science 91:197-209.


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.


Snijman, D.A. 2013. Plants of the Greater Cape Floristic Region 2: The extra Cape flora. Strelitzia 30. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.


Citation
Raimondo, D. & von Staden, L. 2020. Chasmatophyllum willowmorense (L.Bolus) L.Bolus. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2020/07/10

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