Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Pelargonium hystrix Harv.
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
GERANIACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Least Concern
Assessment Date
2006/04/25
Assessor(s)
J.E. Victor
Justification
Pelargonium hystrix was initially considered to be a rare species, however recent fieldwork by Lavranos and Craib has indicated that it is locally plentiful on shale ridges of Dwyka and Ecca beds in the Ceres Karoo and on Eccabeds between Calvinia and Onder Visrivier.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Northern Cape, Western Cape
Range
Known from Akkerendam near Calvinia in the north to Nougaspoort in the south.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Succulent Karoo
Description
Dwyka and Ecca formation beds, 700-1000 m.
Threats
None known.
Population
Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Pelargonium hystrix Harv.Least Concern Raimondo et al. (2009)
Pelargonium hystrix Harv.Rare 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.


Vlok, J. and Schutte-Vlok, A.L. 2010. Plants of the Klein Karoo. Umdaus Press, Hatfield.


Citation
Victor, J.E. 2006. Pelargonium hystrix Harv. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2021/09/26

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