Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Lepidium pinnatum Thunb.
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
BRASSICACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Vulnerable D2
Assessment Date
2018/05/28
Assessor(s)
L. von Staden
Justification
A rare habitat specialist, known from four to five locations, and potentially threatened by competition from alien invasive plants.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Northern Cape Peninsula to Wemmershoek and western Riviersonderend Mountains.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Peninsula Sandstone Fynbos, South Sonderend Sandstone Fynbos, Hawequas Sandstone Fynbos, Boland Granite Fynbos
Description
Shaded ledges or sheltered cracks in rocks.
Threats
Potentially threatened by competition from alien invasive plants in the Wemmershoek Mountains and the northern slopes of the Riviersonderend Mountains.
Population

A rare and localized habitat specialist, but possibly also overlooked in inaccessible montane areas.


Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Lepidium pinnatum Thunb.Least Concern Raimondo 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.


Manning, J.C. and Goldblatt, P. 2012. Plants of the Greater Cape Floristic Region 1: The Core Cape Flora. Strelitzia 29. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.


Marais, W. 1970. Cruciferae. In: L.E. Codd, B. De Winter, D.J.B. Killick and H.B. Rycroft (eds). Flora of southern Africa 13:1-118. Botanical Research Institute, Pretoria.


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
von Staden, L. 2018. Lepidium pinnatum Thunb. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2020/07/10

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