Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Trianthema vleiensis H.E.K.Hartmann & Liede
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
AIZOACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Least Concern
Assessment Date
2014/05/19
Assessor(s)
L. von Staden
Justification
A widespread (EOO 68 560 km²), but localized habitat specialist (AOO <330 km²), but not suspected to be declining or in danger of extinction.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Free State, Northern Cape, North West
Range
Kuruman to Sannieshof, Kroonstad and Prieska.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Grassland, Nama Karoo, Savanna
Description
Margins of salt pans in grassland or open scrub, often on limestone derived soil.
Threats
The eastern parts of this species' range is extensively cultivated, and it may have suffered some habitat loss and degradation within these areas. Salt pans are however not suitable to growing crops, and most are still left intact. None of this species' known locations have been impacted.
Population

This species is a widespread, but localized habitat specialist. It is recorded from at least 10 locations, but is likely to be much more common as it occurs in a botanically poorly explored part of South Africa.


Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Trianthema vleiensis H.E.K.Hartmann & LiedeLeast Concern 2014.1
Bibliography

Hartmann, H.E.K., Meve, U. and Liede-Schumann, S. 2011. Towards a revision of Trianthema, the Cinderella of Aizoaceae. Plant Ecology and Evolution 144(2):177-213.


Citation
von Staden, L. 2014. Trianthema vleiensis H.E.K.Hartmann & Liede. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2022/08/16

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