Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Pelargonium desertorum Vorster
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
GERANIACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Least Concern
Assessment Date
2015/05/02
Assessor(s)
D. Raimondo, G. Williamson, L. von Staden & P.C.V. Van Wyk
Justification
A rare, range-restricted species (EOO 1557 km²), but not threatened.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Northern Cape
Range
Richtersveld.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Succulent Karoo
Description
Lower, south-facing slopes on granite-derived soils.
Threats
This species occurs mainly in the remote eastern mountains of the Richtersveld, where livestock grazing pressure is low. A few subpopulations in the south-west are potentially threatened by grazing, but unlikely to cause this species to become in danger of extinction.
Population
Population trend
Stable
Conservation
Protected in the Richtersveld National Park.
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Pelargonium desertorum VorsterLeast Concern 2015.1
Pelargonium desertorum VorsterRare Raimondo et al. (2009)
Pelargonium desertorum VorsterRare 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.


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


Vorster, P. 1985. Pelargonium desertorum (Geraniaceae): a new species from the north-western Cape Province. South African Journal of Botany 52(2):184-186.


Citation
Raimondo, D., Williamson, G., von Staden, L. & Van Wyk, P.C.V. 2015. Pelargonium desertorum Vorster. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2021/09/23

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