Metalasia umbelliformis

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Metalasia umbelliformis P.O.Karis
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
ASTERACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Vulnerable D2
Assessment Date
2006/06/12
Assessor(s)
N.A. Helme
Justification
EOO 150 km², this limestone endemic is known from four locations: Brandfontein, Rietfontein, Hagelkraal and Pearly Beach. Its habitat is potentially threatened by urban expansion and alien plant invasion.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Pearly Beach to Brandfontein.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Agulhas Limestone Fynbos
Description
Low altitude limestone ridges.
Threats
Invasive Alien Species (direct effects), Habitat loss
Population
Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Metalasia umbelliformis P.O.KarisVU D2Raimondo et al. (2009)
Metalasia umbelliformis P.O.KarisRare Hilton-Taylor (1996)
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.


Hilton-Taylor, C. 1996. Red data list of southern African plants. Strelitzia 4. South African National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.


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. 2006. Metalasia umbelliformis P.O.Karis. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2018/08/17

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