Annesorhiza filicaulis Eckl. & Zeyh.
|Oenanthe filicaulis (Eckl. & Zeyh.) D.Dietr., Peucedanum filicaule (Eckl. & Zeyh.) B-E.van Wyk & Tilney|
Status and Criteria
|L. von Staden & N.A. Helme|
|A rare, highly localized species (EOO 10 km²). One of two known subpopulations is threatened by habitat loss to expanding rooibos tea cultivation.|
|South African endemic|
|Olifants River Valley near Clanwilliam.|
Habitat and Ecology
|Olifants Sandstone Fynbos, Leipoldtville Sand Fynbos, Cederberg Sandstone Fynbos|
|Sandy flats and plateaux.|
|Threatened by ongoing habitat loss to rapid expansion of rooibos tea and potato cultivation around Clanwilliam.|
A very rare species, known from only a few collections (Magee et al. 2011). The first collection, from the early 1800s, is from an unspecified locality in the Olifants River Valley near Clanwilliam, which may be locally extinct due to habitat loss to urban expansion and crop cultivation. Two recent records are from a sandy plateau on the lower slopes of the Cederberg above the Olifants River Valley, where plants are not currently threatened. A second subpopulation was recently discovered on the edge of existing crop fields, and this subpopulation is likely to be impacted by proposed expansion of rooibos tea cultivation.
|von Staden, L. & Helme, N.A. 2016. Annesorhiza filicaulis Eckl. & Zeyh. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2019/12/11|