Metalasia helmei

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Metalasia helmei P.O.Karis
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
ASTERACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Rare
Assessment Date
2009/07/28
Assessor(s)
L. von Staden
Justification
A range-restricted (EOO 12 km²) taxon restricted to a single mountain where it is fairly common (population estimated >10 000 plants) and not threatened.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Robertson district, Kwadousberg Mountain.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Fynbos
Description
Sandstone fynbos, fairly common on well-drained, deep, coarse white sand.
Threats
No direct threats to the population (Karis and Helme 2008).
Population
Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Metalasia helmei P.O.KarisRare 2011.1
Bibliography

Karis, P.O. and Helme, N. 2008. Metalasia helmei, a new member of a small clade from the Western Cape? Bothalia 38(1):65-67.


Citation
von Staden, L. 2009. Metalasia helmei P.O.Karis. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2018/12/11

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