Metalasia bodkinii

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Metalasia bodkinii L.Bolus
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
ASTERACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Vulnerable D2
Assessment Date
2007/10/01
Assessor(s)
N.A. Helme & D. Raimondo
Justification
This species was previously known from two collections made on the Caledon Swartberg, both in 1894. It was rediscovered there in 2007. It only occurs at high altitudes and is potentially threatened by encroachment from invasive alien pines and hakeas.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Caledon Swartberg.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Overberg Sandstone Fynbos
Description
Sandstone slopes, peaty soils on north-facing slopes, 700-900 m.
Threats
The lower slopes of the Caledon Swartberg are densely invaded by alien invasive plants, but aliens have not yet spread into this species habitat, although scattered exotic pines occur nearby.
Population
Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Metalasia bodkinii L.BolusVU D2Raimondo et al. (2009)
Metalasia bodkinii L.BolusInsufficiently Known Hilton-Taylor (1996)
Metalasia bodkinii L.BolusUncertain Hall et al. (1980)
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.


Hall, A.V., De Winter, M., De Winter, B. and Van Oosterhout, S.A.M. 1980. Threatened plants of southern Africa. South African National Scienctific Programmes Report 45. CSIR, Pretoria.


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.


Rebelo, T. 2001. Conebushes. Protea Atlas Project: Interim distribution map: Cape edition 3 3:1-44.


Citation
Helme, N.A. & Raimondo, D. 2007. Metalasia bodkinii L.Bolus. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2018/10/16

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