Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Amphithalea bodkinii Dummer
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
FABACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Vulnerable D2
Assessment Date
2009/07/29
Assessor(s)
A.L. Schutte-Vlok & D. Raimondo
Justification
A high altitude habitat specialist, known from five locations. Potentially threatened by alien plant invasions and too frequent fire. A very rare and possibly cryptic species that has not been collected for 35 years.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Wemmershoek and Franschhoek Mountains, Grabouw Peak and between Louwshoek Peak and Villiersdorp.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Elgin Shale Fynbos, Cape Winelands Shale Fynbos, Boland Granite Fynbos, Western Coastal Shale Band Vegetation, Northern Inland Shale Band Vegetation
Description
Fynbos, on marshy, south-facing slopes above 1000 m.
Threats
Potential threats include too frequent fires. The area above Franschhoek - including Wemmershoek has burnt twice in the past six years. Alien species (especially Hakea) are a major threat around Franschhoek but there is uncertainty as to the location of these populations and whether or not they are affected by aliens.
Population

A very rare and infrequently collected species.


Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Amphithalea bodkinii DummerVU D2Raimondo et al. (2009)
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.


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. 2009. Amphithalea bodkinii Dummer. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2021/09/19

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