Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Amphithalea ericifolia (L.) Eckl. & Zeyh. subsp. erecta Granby
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
FABACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Critically Endangered B2ab(ii,iii,iv,v)
Assessment Date
2006/05/22
Assessor(s)
A.L. Schutte-Vlok & D. Raimondo
Justification
EOO 4160 km², AOO 10 km², historically occurred between the Cape Flats, Malmesbury and Hopefield. Over 98% of its habitat has been transformed to urban expansion and wheat cultivation. Only four small, severely fragmented subpopulations remain. Declining due to dense alien plant invasions and too infrequent fire.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Historically occurred from Hopefield to the Cape Flats, but now remaining in a small area between Malmesbury and Mamre.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Cape Flats Sand Fynbos, Atlantis Sand Fynbos, Hopefield Sand Fynbos
Description
Sand plain fynbos.
Threats
Invasive Alien Species (direct effects), Habitat degradation, Pollution (affecting habitat and/or species), Habitat loss
Population
Population trend
Decreasing
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Amphithalea ericifolia (L.) Eckl. & Zeyh. subsp. erecta GranbyCR B2ab(ii,iii,iv,v)Raimondo et al. (2009)
Amphithalea ericifolia (L.) Eckl. & Zeyh. subsp. erecta GranbyEndangered Hilton-Taylor (1996)
Bibliography

Granby, R. 1985. Revision of the genus Amphithalea (Liparieae-Fabaceae). Opera Botanica 80:5-34.


Hilton-Taylor, C. 1996. Red Data List of southern African plants. 1. Corrections and additions. Bothalia 26(2):177-182.


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.


Citation
Schutte-Vlok, A.L. & Raimondo, D. 2006. Amphithalea ericifolia (L.) Eckl. & Zeyh. subsp. erecta Granby. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2021/09/19

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