Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Pelargonium reflexum (Andrews) Pers.
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
GERANIACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Endangered A2ac; B1ab(ii,iii,iv,v)+2ab(ii,iii,iv,v)
Assessment Date
2007/10/02
Assessor(s)
N.A. Helme & D. Raimondo
Justification
EOO 25 km², less than five locations remain after >50% of this species' habitat has been transformed for rooibos tea cultivation in the past 10 years (generation length 10 years), and it continues to decline.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Northern Cape
Range
Bokkeveld Escarpment around Nieuwoudtville.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Bokkeveld Sandstone Fynbos
Description
Fynbos on rocky areas or sandy flats.
Threats
Threatened by ongoing habitat loss to rapidly expanding rooibos tea cultivation. Subpopulations remaining on small fragments of natural vegetation are further subjected to heavy grazing due to overstocking.
Population
Population trend
Decreasing
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Pelargonium reflexum (Andrews) Pers.EN A2ac; B1ab(ii,iii,iv,v)Raimondo et al. (2009)
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.


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 Unpublished Ph.D. Thesis, University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch.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 reflexum (Andrews) Pers. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2021/09/23

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