Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Pelargonium attenuatum Harv.
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
GERANIACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Endangered B1ab(ii,iii,iv,v)+2ab(ii,iii,iv,v)
Assessment Date
2005/11/02
Assessor(s)
N.A. Helme & D. Raimondo
Justification
EOO 250 km², AOO<250 km², less than five locations remain and the species continues to decline due to its habitat being ideally suited for the cultivation of rooibos, potatoes, onions and citrus.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Olifants River Valley.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Citrusdal Vygieveld, Swartland Shale Renosterveld, Citrusdal Shale Renosterveld
Description
Alluvial sands.
Threats
Habitat loss
Population
Population trend
Decreasing
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Pelargonium attenuatum Harv.EN B1ab(ii,iii,iv,v)+2ab(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.


Harvey, W.H. 1859. Geraniaceae. In: W.H. Harvey and O.W. Sonder (eds). Flora Capensis I (Ranunculaceae-Connaraceae):254-308. Hodges, Smith and Co., Dublin.


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 Unpublished Ph.D. Thesis, University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch.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


Citation
Helme, N.A. & Raimondo, D. 2005. Pelargonium attenuatum Harv. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2021/09/26

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