Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Euryops petraeus B.Nord.
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
ASTERACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Least Concern
Assessment Date
2019/11/07
Assessor(s)
V.R. Clark & D. Raimondo
Justification
Euryops petraeus is widespread, common and not in danger of extinction.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Eastern Cape, Northern Cape
Range
This species occurs in the high mountains of the Eastern Cape interior, from the Sneeuberge and Winterhoek Mountains around Graaff-Reinet, extending to the Nuweveld Mountains south of Fraserburg.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Albany Thicket, Grassland, Nama Karoo
Description
It is localized to rocky mountain summits, 1650-2450 m.
Threats
There are no severe threats to this species. It occurs in remote and inaccessible montane areas where human pressure on the landscape is low.
Population

This species was previously thought to be rare, but during extensive surveys of its habitat, at least 15 previously undocumented subpopulations were recorded (Clark et al. 2014), and it is likely to occur on many more remote mountain summits within the mountains of the Eastern Cape interior. Field observations also indicate no severe threats, and therefore the population is not suspected to be declining.


Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Euryops petraeus B.Nord.Rare Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

Clark, V.R., Dold, A.P., McMaster, C., McGregor, G., Bredenkamp, C. and Barker, N.P. 2014. Rich sister, poor cousin: Plant diversity and endemism in the Great Winterberg-Amatholes (Great Escarpment, Eastern Cape, South Africa). South African Journal of Botany 92:159-174.


Nordenstam, B. 1968. The genus Euryops. Part I. Taxonomy. Opera Botanica 20:7-409.


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.


Snijman, D.A. 2013. Plants of the Greater Cape Floristic Region 2: The extra Cape flora. Strelitzia 30. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.


Citation
Clark, V.R. & Raimondo, D. 2019. Euryops petraeus B.Nord. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2020/10/20

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