Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Pelargonium curviandrum E.M.Marais
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
GERANIACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Vulnerable B1ab(ii,iii,v)
Assessment Date
2007/10/01
Assessor(s)
J.H. Vlok & D. Raimondo
Justification
EOO 2500 km², less than 10 known locations are declining due to habitat degradation as a result of ostrich farming.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Montagu to Oudtshoorn.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Western Little Karoo, Eastern Little Karoo, Western Gwarrieveld, Oudshoorn Karroid Thicket, Gamka Arid Thicket
Description
Sandstone or clay slopes.
Threats
Subpopulations are declining due to ostrich farming, which can be extremely destructive to the natural vegetation especially when ostriches are kept in high concentrations.
Population
Population trend
Decreasing
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Pelargonium curviandrum E.M.MaraisVU B1ab(ii,iii,v)Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

Goldblatt, P. and Manning, J.C. 2000. Cape Plants: A conspectus of the Cape Flora of South Africa. Strelitzia 9. National Botanical Institute, Cape Town.


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 Unpublished Ph.D. Thesis, University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch.


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.


Vlok, J. and Schutte-Vlok, A.L. 2010. Plants of the Klein Karoo. Umdaus Press, Hatfield.


Citation
Vlok, J.H. & Raimondo, D. 2007. Pelargonium curviandrum E.M.Marais. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2021/09/26

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