Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Pelargonium sabulosum E.M.Marais
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
GERANIACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Endangered B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii)
Assessment Date
2015/04/14
Assessor(s)
L. von Staden
Justification
A rare, range-restricted species (EOO 643 km²), known from three locations and declining due to ongoing habitat loss and degradation.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Vredenburg to Bokbaai.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Langebaan Dune Strandveld, Saldanha Flats Strandveld
Description
Sandy soils in coastal fynbos.
Threats
This species has lost habitat to agricultural expansion around Vredenburg in the past, and is currently threatened mainly by habitat loss to coastal development, mining, and competition from alien invasive plants.
Population

This species has been collected only a few times, and is poorly known. More surveys are needed to determine the number of subpopulations and size of the population.


Population trend
Decreasing
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Pelargonium sabulosum E.M.MaraisEN B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii)2015.1
Bibliography

Marais, E.M. 2014. One name change and three new species of Pelargonium, section Hoarea (Geraniaceae) from the Western Cape Province. South African Journal of Botany 90:118-127.


Citation
von Staden, L. 2015. Pelargonium sabulosum E.M.Marais. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2021/09/23

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