Pelargonium pachypodium

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Pelargonium pachypodium J.P.Roux
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
GERANIACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Critically Rare
Assessment Date
2016/07/01
Assessor(s)
L. von Staden
Justification
Pelargonium pachypodium is a rare and localized species, currently known from a single subpopulation, but possibly overlooked. It is not threatened.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Northern Cape
Range
Calvinia.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Roggeveld Shale Renosterveld
Description
Sheltered under shrubs in shale renosterveld.
Threats
There are no known severe threats to this species.
Population

This species is currently known from a single subpopulation (Roux 2013). More field surveys are needed to determine if other subpopulations exist - its preferred habitat is extensive across the Hantam-Roggeveld Escarpment, an area that is still relatively poorly explored.


Population trend
Stable
Bibliography

Roux, J.P. 2013. GERANIACEAE: Pelargonium pachypodium (sect. Otidia), a new species from northern Cape, South Africa. Bothalia 43(2):230-233.


Citation
von Staden, L. 2016. Pelargonium pachypodium J.P.Roux. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2017/11/20

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