Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Pelargonium leptum L.Bolus
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
GERANIACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Vulnerable D2
Assessment Date
2007/10/02
Assessor(s)
N.A. Helme & D. Raimondo
Justification
A naturally rare species known from less than five locations. Subpopulations are small, consisting of only a few scattered adult individuals and are potentially threatened by illegal collecting.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Olifants River Valley to Cape Flats.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Swartland Shale Renosterveld, Citrusdal Shale Renosterveld, Swartland Granite Renosterveld, Boland Granite Fynbos, Swartland Alluvium Fynbos
Description
Pockets of shallow, sandy soil on the edges of sheets of exposed rocks.
Threats
This attractive species is not easy to cultivate and therefore potentially threatened by removal of wild plants for the horticultural trade (Craib 2001).
Population
Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Pelargonium leptum L.BolusVU D2Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

Craib, C. 2001. Geophytic Pelargoniums. Umdaus Press, Hatfield.


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.


Marais, E.M. 1994. Taxonomic studies in Pelargonium, section Hoarea (Geraniaceae). Unpublished Ph.D. Thesis, University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch.


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
Helme, N.A. & Raimondo, D. 2007. Pelargonium leptum L.Bolus. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2021/09/26

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