Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Pelargonium tripalmatum E.M.Marais
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
GERANIACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Critically Endangered B1ab(iii,v)+2ab(iii,v)
Assessment Date
2015/05/01
Assessor(s)
L. von Staden & P.C.V. Van Wyk
Justification
A range-restricted species (EOO <10 km²), known from one location where it is threatened by severe overgrazing.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Northern Cape
Range
Richtersveld, Eksteenfontein.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Die Plate Succulent Shrubland
Description
Unknown.
Threats
This species is threatened by habitat degradation due to severe overgrazing, resulting in a loss of vegetation cover, species diversity and soil erosion as a result of trampling.
Population

A rare and localized species, known from a single location that is not within a protected area. The population is likely to be declining.


Population trend
Decreasing
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Pelargonium tripalmatum E.M.MaraisCR B1ab(iii,v)+2ab(iii,v)2015.1
Pelargonium tripalmatum E.M.MaraisRare Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

Marais, E.M. 1996. Pelargonium tripalmatum (Geraniaceae), a new species from the Richtersveld. South African Journal of Botany 62(5):225-227.


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.


Snijman, D.A. 2013. Plants of the Greater Cape Floristic Region 2: The extra Cape flora. Strelitzia 30. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.


Williamson, G. 1997. Pelargonium tripalmatum (Geraniaceae) a rare Richtersveld endemic. Aloe 34(1-2):8-9.


Citation
von Staden, L. & Van Wyk, P.C.V. 2015. Pelargonium tripalmatum E.M.Marais. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2021/09/23

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