Ceropegia leptophylla Bruyns
Status and Criteria
|L. von Staden|
|A rare and very poorly known species, but not suspected to be in danger of extinction.|
|South African endemic|
Habitat and Ecology
|Steep, rocky, south-east-facing sandstone slopes.|
|Threats to this species are unknown. There is ongoing degradation of vegetation due to overgrazing across large parts of the succulent karoo. This species however occurs on steep rocky slopes which may be inaccessible to livestock.|
This species is only known from the type collection, recorded in 1991. It is suspected to be rare (Bruyns 2003), but it occurs in a remote and botanically relatively poorly explored area, and it is possible that other, still undiscovered subpopulations exist. The status of the population is not known, and more field surveys are needed to determine its size and trend.
Bruyns, P.V. 2003. Three New Succulent Species of Apocynaceae (Asclepiadoideae) from Southern Africa. Kew Bulletin 58(2):427-435.
|von Staden, L. 2016. Ceropegia leptophylla Bruyns. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2017/03/27|