Pelargonium appendiculatum

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Pelargonium appendiculatum (L.f.) Willd.
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
GERANIACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Endangered B1ab(ii,iii,iv,v)+2ab(ii,iii,iv,v)
Assessment Date
2007/09/29
Assessor(s)
N.A. Helme & D. Raimondo
Justification
EOO 65 km², AOO <65 km², three known locations are declining due to expanding rooibos and potato cultivation.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Koekenaap to Lambert's Bay.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Lambert's Bay Strandveld, Leipoldtville Sand Fynbos, Namaqualand Sand Fynbos
Description
Strandveld on deep, calcareous, coastal, sandy soils.
Threats
Threatened by ongoing, rapid habitat loss to potato and rooibos tea cultivation, as well as heavy grazing of small remaining fragments of natural vegetation.
Population
Population trend
Decreasing
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Pelargonium appendiculatum (L.f.) Willd.EN B1ab(ii,iii,iv,v)+2ab(ii,iii,iv,v)Raimondo et al. (2009)
Pelargonium appendiculatum (L.f.) Willd.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.


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.


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 Unpublished Ph.D. Thesis, University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch.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.


Van der Walt, J.J.A. and Vorster, P.J. 1988. Pelargoniums of southern Africa Volume III. Annals of Kirstenbosch Botanic Garden 16:1-149. National Botanic Gardens, Kirstenbosch.


Citation
Helme, N.A. & Raimondo, D. 2007. Pelargonium appendiculatum (L.f.) Willd. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2018/11/21

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