Annesorhiza articulata Magee
Status and Criteria
|L. von Staden, A.R. Magee, N.A. Helme & R. Koopman|
|EOO 595 km², plants at three to four remaining locations continue to decline due to ongoing habitat loss and degradation.|
|South African endemic|
|Porterville to Paarl.|
Habitat and Ecology
|Swartland Alluvium Fynbos|
|Seasonally moist clay soils in Swartland Alluvium Fynbos.|
|This species has already lost most of its habitat to crop cultivation and urban expansion around Paarl, and only small, isolated remnants remain. These fragments continue to be lost to ongoing development, and are otherwise often poorly managed, with mowing, grazing, uncontrolled spread of alien invasive plants and inappropriate fire regimes causing ongoing degradation.|
Three small, isolated subpopulations are known to remain, the largest consisting of about 250 mature individuals. Further surveys are needed to confirm whether it still occurs in the Joostenberg area, where it is known from a historical record.
Magee, A. 2015. Annesorhiza articulata (Apiaceae): A new, highly threatened species from the Western Cape, South Africa. South African Journal of Botany 96:62-64.
|von Staden, L., Magee, A.R., Helme, N.A. & Koopman, R. 2015. Annesorhiza articulata Magee. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2017/03/27|