Ceropegia leptophylla

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Ceropegia leptophylla Bruyns
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
APOCYNACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Critically Rare
Assessment Date
2016/06/30
Assessor(s)
L. von Staden
Justification
A rare and very poorly known species, but not suspected to be in danger of extinction.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Eastern Cape
Range
Willowmore.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Willowmore Gwarrieveld
Description
Steep, rocky, south-east-facing sandstone slopes.
Threats
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.
Population

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.


Population trend
Unknown
Bibliography

Bruyns, P.V. 2003. Three New Succulent Species of Apocynaceae (Asclepiadoideae) from Southern Africa. Kew Bulletin 58(2):427-435.


Citation
von Staden, L. 2016. Ceropegia leptophylla Bruyns. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2017/08/22

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