Ceropegia tomentosa

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Ceropegia tomentosa Schltr.
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
APOCYNACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)
Assessment Date
2007/04/02
Assessor(s)
J.E. Victor & A.P. Dold
Justification
Known only from the type specimen, collected between Butterworth and Umtata. A burgeoning human population and high stocking rates make it very unlikely that this species is still extant. Field surveys are required before this species can be declared extinct.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Eastern Cape
Range
Fort Bowker, between Butterworth and Umtata.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Bhisho Thornveld, Eastern Valley Bushveld
Description
Unknown.
Threats
With the increasing population and domestic stock, this is very unlikely to have survived extensive habitat loss and degradation.
Population
Population trend
Unknown
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Ceropegia tomentosa Schltr.Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct) Raimondo et al. (2009)
Ceropegia tomentosa Schltr.Data Deficient Victor (2002)
Ceropegia tomentosa Schltr.Insufficiently Known Hilton-Taylor (1996)
Bibliography

Brown, N.E. 1909. Asclepiadeae. In: W.T. Thiselton-Dyer (ed). Flora Capensis IV Section I (Vacciniaceae to Gentianeae):518-1036. Lovell Reeve & Co., Ltd., London.


Dyer, R.A. 1980. Brachystelma, Ceropegia and Riocreuxia. In: O.A. Leistner (ed). Flora of Southern Africa 27 Part 4:1-88. Botanical Research Institute, Pretoria.


Dyer, R.A. 1983. Ceropegia, Brachystelma and Riocreuxia in southern Africa. A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam, Netherlands.


Hilton-Taylor, C. 1996. Red data list of southern African plants. Strelitzia 4. South African National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.


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.


Victor, J.E. 2002. South Africa. In: J.S. Golding (ed), Southern African plant Red Data Lists. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report 14 (pp. 93-120), SABONET, Pretoria.


Citation
Victor, J.E. & Dold, A.P. 2007. Ceropegia tomentosa Schltr. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2018/11/21

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