Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Pelargonium glabriphyllum E.M.Marais
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
GERANIACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Rare
Assessment Date
2007/10/02
Assessor(s)
D. Raimondo & D.A. Kamundi
Justification
A range-restricted species, EOO 48 km². About 15% of this species' habitat is transformed for wheat cultivation, but agriculture is no longer expanding in its habitat.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Northern Cape
Range
Nieuwoudtville, Bokkeveld Escarpment.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Succulent Karoo
Description
Dolerite flats.
Threats
About 15% of the dolerite flats around Nieuwoudtville has been transformed for crop cultivation in the past, however, dolerite soils was found to be unsuitable for crop cultivation and habitat loss has ceased. Parts of the area was also heavily grazed in the past, however, two subpopulations have now been incorporated within the new Hantam Botanical Garden where the natural vegetation is managed for conservation.
Population
Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Pelargonium glabriphyllum E.M.MaraisRare Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

Marais, E.M. 1996. Pelargonium glabriphyllum (Geraniaceae), a new species from the Nieuwoudtville area. South African Journal of Botany 62(5):228-229.


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
Raimondo, D. & Kamundi, D.A. 2007. Pelargonium glabriphyllum E.M.Marais. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2021/09/23

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