Felicia josephinae

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Felicia josephinae J.C.Manning & Goldblatt
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
ASTERACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Vulnerable B1ab(iii,v)+2ab(iii,v)
Assessment Date
2016/01/25
Assessor(s)
N.A. Helme, D. Raimondo & L. von Staden
Justification
EOO 1319 km², known from eight locations, most of which are severely threatened by ongoing habitat loss to Rooibos and potato cultivation as well as overgrazing of remnant patches between agricultural fields.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Lambert's Bay to Aurora and Leipoldtville.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Leipoldtville Sand Fynbos, Namaqualand Sand Fynbos
Description
Deep acid sands in sandveld.
Threats
This species is rapidly losing habitat to expanding rooibos tea and potato cultivation. In addition, habitat remnants that are not ploughed are often overstocked with livestock, leading to severe overgrazing and degradation of remaining natural veld.
Population

This species is known from a few, isolated subpopulations, nearly all occurring in small remnants. It can however be locally common. It only occurs in undisturbed areas (N.A. Helme pers. obs. 2009).


Population trend
Decreasing
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Felicia josephinae J.C.Manning & GoldblattEN B1ab(iii,v)+2ab(iii,v)Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

Manning, J.C. and Goldblatt, P. 2002. Asteraceae. A distinctive new species of Felicia (Asteraceae) from Western Cape, South Africa. Bothalia 32(2):193-195.


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
Helme, N.A., Raimondo, D. & von Staden, L. 2016. Felicia josephinae J.C.Manning & Goldblatt. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2017/06/27

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