Pelargonium aestivale

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Pelargonium aestivale E.M.Marais
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
GERANIACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Least Concern
Assessment Date
2009/07/29
Assessor(s)
D. Raimondo
Justification
A widespread species (EOO 80 000 km²), occurs as scattered individuals and is difficult to locate, however it is highly likely to be under collected and its entire range is untransformed. The only land use within its range, grazing, does not impact this species.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Eastern Cape, Western Cape
Range
Widespread in the summer rainfall areas of the central Karoo, from Murraysburg to Fraserburg.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Nama Karoo
Description
Grassy karroid shrubland wedged between rocks on hillsides or flats.
Threats
No threats.
Population
Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Pelargonium aestivale E.M.MaraisLeast Concern Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

Magee, A.R. and Boatwright, J.S. (eds). In prep. Plants of the Karoo: A Conspectus of the Nama-Karoo and Adjacent Summer-Rainfall Regions of the Northern and Western Cape Provinces. Strelitzia.


Marais, E.M. 1994. Taxonomic studies in Pelargonium, section Hoarea (Geraniaceae). Unpublished Ph.D. Thesis, University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch.


Marais, E.M. 1995. Four species of Pelargonium, section Hoarea (Geraniaceae) and their possible relationships. South African Journal of Botany 61(2):90-100.


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. 2009. Pelargonium aestivale E.M.Marais. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2018/12/19

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