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
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.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Northern Cape
Range
Fraserburg to Richmond.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Nama Karoo
Description
Unknown habitat.
Threats
Threatened by ongoing degradation of habitat as a result of livestock overgrazing, the increasing frequency of drought events is also causing habitat degradation.
Population
Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
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 2020.1. Accessed on 2020/10/28

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