Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Pelargonium confertum E.M.Marais
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
GERANIACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Rare
Assessment Date
2019/03/29
Assessor(s)
L. von Staden
Justification
A widespread, but rare and poorly known species. It is not suspected to be in danger of extinction, but field surveys are needed to confirm this.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Northern Cape
Range
Namaqualand, from Steinkopf to Nuwerus.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Succulent Karoo
Description
Rock crevices or under bushes.
Threats
This species is possibly affected by overgrazing of communal rangelands around Steinkopf and the Kamiesberg, but its palatability and response to disturbance is not known. Field monitoring is needed.
Population

This species is widespread across Namaqualand, but very rarely recorded. It is currently known from only five collections, and more field surveys are needed to gain a better understanding of the population size and trends. According to Marais (1991) subpopulations are small.


Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Pelargonium confertum E.M.MaraisLeast Concern Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

Marais, E.M. 1991. Four new species of Pelargonium (Geraniaceae) from the western Cape Province. South African Journal of Botany 57(1):60-63.


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.


Citation
von Staden, L. 2019. Pelargonium confertum E.M.Marais. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2021/09/23

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