Pelargonium album

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Pelargonium album J.J.A.van der Walt
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
GERANIACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Rare
Assessment Date
2007/09/29
Assessor(s)
M. Lötter, J.E. Burrows & D. Raimondo
Justification
A range-restricted species (EOO <500 km²) that has lost some habitat to forestry plantations but is not declining at present.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Limpopo, Mpumalanga
Range
Pilgrim's Rest.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Grassland
Description
Grows on humus-rich soils, in shady rock crevices on dolomite hills.
Threats
Some areas around Pilgrim's Rest have been converted to forestry plantations in the past, and some subpopulations may have been lost. Forestry is however no longer expanding and the population is not suspected to be declining.
Population

A localized, but locally common species.


Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Pelargonium album J.J.A.van der WaltRare Raimondo et al. (2009)
Pelargonium album J.J.A.van der WaltInsufficiently Known Hilton-Taylor (1996)
Bibliography

Dreyer, L.L. and Van der Walt, J.J.A. 1990. A new species of Pelargonium from the eastern Transvaal. South African Journal of Botany 56(1):65-67.


Hilton-Taylor, C. 1996. Red data list of southern African plants. Strelitzia 4. South African National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.


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
Lötter, M., Burrows, J.E. & Raimondo, D. 2007. Pelargonium album J.J.A.van der Walt. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2018/12/12

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