Restio verrucosus Esterh.
Status and Criteria
|L. von Staden|
|A highly localized habitat specialist (EOO <5 km², AOO <1 km²), known from a single subpopulation that is potentially threatened by competition from alien invasive plants and too frequent fire.|
|South African endemic|
|Houw Hoek Mountain above Houw Hoek Station.|
Habitat and Ecology
|Western Coastal Shale Band Vegetation|
|Marshy ground on shale bands, 450-600 m.|
|This species is potentially threatened by too frequent fire, as well as competition from alien invasive pines, which are present in nearby mountain fynbos and is likely to spread if left unmanaged (Linder 2011).|
This species is a localized habitat specialist and is known from one subpopulation. The population is currently stable, but may decline if competition from alien invasive plants increase.
|von Staden, L. 2015. Restio verrucosus Esterh. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2020/04/06|