Metalasia galpinii

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Metalasia galpinii L.Bolus
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
ASTERACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Vulnerable D2
Assessment Date
2007/07/21
Assessor(s)
N.A. Helme, J.H. Vlok & A.L. Schutte-Vlok
Justification
A rare, range-restricted endemic known from five locations in very close proximity to one another (EOO <150 km²). Potentially threatened by alien plant invasion and harvesting for the cut flower industry.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Langeberg, Garcia's Pass.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
North Langeberg Sandstone Fynbos, Central Coastal Shale Band Vegetation, South Langeberg Sandstone Fynbos
Description
North-facing sandstone slopes, 350-750 m.
Threats
Potentially threatened by competition from alien invasive plants. It is also an attractive species which is wild-harvested for the cut flower industry. There is no apparent decline in the population as yet, however, being very localized it could potentially decline if harvesting pressure increased.
Population
Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Metalasia galpinii L.BolusVU 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.


Karis, P.O. 1989. Systematics of the genus Metalasia (Asteraceae - Gnaphalieae). Opera Botanica 99:1-150.


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., Vlok, J.H. & Schutte-Vlok, A.L. 2007. Metalasia galpinii L.Bolus. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2018/10/15

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