Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Eumorphia prostrata Bolus
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
ASTERACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Least Concern
Assessment Date
2019/04/10
Assessor(s)
L. von Staden
Justification
Eumorphia prostrata is a range-restricted endemic to high altitude Drakensberg grasslands, with an extent of occurrence (EOO) of 5019 km². Most of its habitat is protected and it is not suspected to be in danger of extinction.
Distribution
Endemism
Not endemic to South Africa
Provincial distribution
Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal
Range
This species occurs from the southern KwaZulu-Natal Drakensberg around Bushman's Nek to the Eastern Cape Drakensberg at Naude's Nek. It also occurs in adjacent areas in Lesotho.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Lesotho Highland Basalt Grassland, uKhahlamba Basalt Grassland
Description
It occurs in seasonally wet places in montane grassland.
Threats
Suitable habitat outside protected areas are grazed by livestock, and habitat degradation due to overgrazing is a potential threat to some subpopulations. Most of this species' habitat is however protected, and therefore this threat is not suspected to have a severe impact on the population.
Population
Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Eumorphia prostrata BolusLeast Concern Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

Pooley, E. 2003. Mountain flowers: a field guide to the flora of the Drakensberg and Lesotho. Natal Flora Publications Trust, Durban.


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.


Swelankomo, N. 2011. FSA contributions 19: Asteraceae: Anthemideae: Eumorphia. Bothalia 41(2):277-282.


Citation
von Staden, L. 2019. Eumorphia prostrata Bolus. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2022/01/26

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