Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Dicoma kurumanii S.Ortiz & Netnou
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
ASTERACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Rare
Assessment Date
2017/08/29
Assessor(s)
L. von Staden
Justification
Dicoma kurumanii is a widely distributed, but poorly known and apparently very rare species. It is not suspected to be in danger of extinction, but more field surveys are needed to confirm this.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Northern Cape, North West
Range
This species occurs from Kuruman in the Northern Cape to the Molopo River on the border with Botswana.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Molopo Bushveld, Kuruman Thornveld, Kuruman Mountain Bushveld
Description
Its specific habitat requirements are unknown: it is not described in the literature or on specimens.
Threats
At both known locations, there are no threats to the population. It possibly also occurs in the intervening areas, but without precise records, potential threats are difficult to infer.
Population

This species is known from only two collections, ±200 km apart. It occurs in a remote and botanically poorly explored area and may be overlooked, but one recent collection suggests that it is rare. More field surveys are needed to gain a better understanding of the size and extent of the population.


Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Dicoma kurumanii S.Ortiz & NetnouLeast Concern Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

Ortiz, S. and Netnou, N.C. 2005. A new species of Dicoma (Asteraceae, Mutisieae) from South Africa. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 147(4):509-513.


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
von Staden, L. 2017. Dicoma kurumanii S.Ortiz & Netnou. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2020/07/10

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