Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Lepidium bipinnatum Thunb.
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
BRASSICACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Data Deficient - Insufficient Information
Assessment Date
2019/11/09
Assessor(s)
D.A. Kamundi & J.E. Victor
Justification
Lepidium bipinnatum is a poorly known species recorded only from two specimen collections from the central Karoo. With ongoing degradation of habitat as a result of livestock overgrazing and the impacts of ongoing drought, this species is highly likely to be threatened however currently too little information is available to determine a category of threat. It is listed as Data Deficient.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Northern Cape
Range
This species is endemic to South Africa, and is found from Fraserburg to Richmond.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Western Upper Karoo
Description
Its habitat is unknown.
Threats
Lepidium bipinnatum is threatened by ongoing degradation of habitat as a result of livestock overgrazing, the increasing frequency of drought events is also causing habitat degradation.
Population

There is no information available on the population of this species.


Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Lepidium bipinnatum Thunb.DDD 2020.1
Lepidium bipinnatum Thunb.Least Concern Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

Magee, A.R. and Boatwright, J.S. (eds). In prep. Plants of the Karoo: A Conspectus of the Nama-Karoo and Adjacent Summer-Rainfall Regions of the Northern and Western Cape Provinces. Strelitzia.


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
Kamundi, D.A. & Victor, J.E. 2019. Lepidium bipinnatum Thunb. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version . Accessed on 2024/07/22

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