Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Alepidea longeciliata Schinz ex Dummer
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
APIACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Endangered A2c
Assessment Date
2009/04/15
Assessor(s)
L. von Staden, M. Lötter & P.J.D. Winter
Justification
A population reduction of at least 50% is suspected based on 55.6% habitat loss within the known range of this species in the past 60-75 years (generation length 20-25 years). It remains under severe pressure, with development and mining applications on 78% of its remaining habitat, and this species is expected to continue to decline.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Mpumalanga
Range
Between Breyten, Lothair, Middelburg and Stoffberg.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Eastern Highveld Grassland
Description
Grassland, Karoo Sandstone, above 1600 m. Possibly associated with edges of pans.
Threats
This species' range (EOO) is already 55.6% transformed, mainly by crop cultivation. As the habitat is poorly known, a direct estimate of habitat loss cannot yet be made, but is suspected to be over 50%. Habitat loss is likely to continue, as this area is particularly targeted for mining and development. There are mining/development applications on about 78.8% of the remaining habitat (M. Lötter pers. comm., based on Mpumalanga Parks and Tourism Agency spatial data). Spreading invasive alien plants, particularly wattles, are likely to also cause ongoing habitat loss and degradation (P.J.D. Winter pers. comm.).
Population
Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Alepidea longeciliata Schinz ex DummerLeast Concern Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

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.


Weimarck, H. 1949. A revision of the genus Alepidea. Botaniska Notiser 4:217-268.


Citation
von Staden, L., Lötter, M. & Winter, P.J.D. 2009. Alepidea longeciliata Schinz ex Dummer. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version . Accessed on 2024/07/18

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