Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Pelargonium adriaanii M.Becker & F.Albers
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
GERANIACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Vulnerable B1ab(ii,iii,iv,v)
Assessment Date
2015/05/04
Assessor(s)
D. Raimondo, P.C.V. Van Wyk & L. von Staden
Justification
A localized habitat specialist (EOO 161 km²), occurring at fewer than 10 locations and declining due to ongoing habitat loss and degradation.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Northern Cape
Range
Alexander Bay to Kleinsee.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Namaqualand Coastal Duneveld, Southern Richtersveld Yellow Duneveld, Richtersveld Coastal Duneveld
Description
Sandy flats, 20-50 m from the seashore, rarely on sandy flats further inland.
Threats
This species is threatened by ongoing habitat loss and degradation as a result of destructive open-cast mining across its range. In addition it is also threatened by severe overgrazing, resulting in trampling, loss of diversity and vegetation cover, around Alexander Bay.
Population
Population trend
Decreasing
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Pelargonium adriaanii M.Becker & F.AlbersVU B1ab(ii,iii,iv,v)2015.1
Pelargonium adriaanii M.Becker & F.AlbersEN B1ab(ii,iii,iv,v)2011.1
Bibliography

Becker, M. and Albers, F. 2005. Pelargonium adriaanii (Geraniaceae), a new species from the Northern Cape Province, South Africa. Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik 126(2):153-161.


Becker, M. and Albers, F. 2009. Taxonomy and phylogeny of two subgroups of Pelargonium section Otidia (Geraniaceae). 1. The Pelargonium carnosum complex. Bothalia 39(1):73-85.


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


Citation
Raimondo, D., Van Wyk, P.C.V. & von Staden, L. 2015. Pelargonium adriaanii M.Becker & F.Albers. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2021/09/23

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