Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Amphithalea speciosa Schltr.
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
FABACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Vulnerable B1ab(ii,iii,v)+2ab(ii,iii,v)
Assessment Date
2009/07/29
Assessor(s)
N.A. Helme, A.L. Schutte-Vlok & D. Raimondo
Justification
EOO 2 000 km², AOO < 2 000 km², six known locations continue to decline due to invasive alien Acacia cyclops and Acacia saligna encroachment. This species is also threatened by protea and vineyard expansion and coastal development.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Elim to Bredasdorp.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
De Hoop Limestone Fynbos, Agulhas Limestone Fynbos, Elim Ferricrete Fynbos
Description
Montane fynbos and renosterveld-fynbos scrub, rocky sandstone hills.
Threats
Alien invasive species (mainly Acacia cyclops and A. saligna) are a moderate to severe threat. Ongoing habitat loss to agricultural expansion (proteas and vineyards), and urban development are a moderate threat to some subpopulations.
Population
Population trend
Decreasing
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Amphithalea speciosa Schltr.VU B1ab(ii,iii,v)Raimondo et al. (2009)
Amphithalea speciosa Schltr.Endangered Hilton-Taylor (1996)
Bibliography

Goldblatt, P. and Manning, J.C. 2000. Cape Plants: A conspectus of the Cape Flora of South Africa. Strelitzia 9. National Botanical Institute, Cape Town.


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
Helme, N.A., Schutte-Vlok, A.L. & Raimondo, D. 2009. Amphithalea speciosa Schltr. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2021/09/19

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