Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Monsonia lanuginosa R.Knuth
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
GERANIACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Vulnerable D2
Assessment Date
2019/03/29
Assessor(s)
L. von Staden
Justification
A rare, range-restricted species known from four locations and potentially threatened by competition from alien invasive plants and overgrazing.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Limpopo
Range
Strydpoort Mountains and Wolkberg.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Strydpoort Summit Sourveld, Wolkberg Dolomite Grassland, Northern Escarpment Afromontane Fynbos
Description
Montane sourveld with Protea roupelliae.
Threats
This species has lost habitat to timber plantations in the Wolkberg and around Woodbush in the past, but plantations are no longer expanding. Escaped pine seedlings are however spreading uncontrolled through parts of this species' habitat, outcompeting native species. In the Strydpoort Mountains it is threatened by habitat degradation due to overgrazing.
Population
Population trend
Unknown
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Monsonia lanuginosa R.KnuthRare Raimondo et al. (2009)
Monsonia lanuginosa R.KnuthIndeterminate Hilton-Taylor (1996)
Bibliography

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.


Venter, H.J.T. 1979. A monograph of Monsonia L. (Geraniaceae). Mededelingen Landbouwhogeschool Wageningen 79(9):1-128.


Citation
von Staden, L. 2019. Monsonia lanuginosa R.Knuth. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2020/10/20

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