Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Zyrphelis spathulata Zinnecker-Wiegand
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
ASTERACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Vulnerable B1ab(iii,v)+2ab(iii,v)
Assessment Date
2012/11/08
Assessor(s)
N.A. Helme & L. von Staden
Justification
EOO 430 km², known from fewer than 10 locations and declining due to competition from unmanaged alien invasive plants.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Babilonstoring, Kleinrivier and Bredasdorp mountains.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Overberg Sandstone Fynbos
Description
Rocky sandstone slopes.
Threats
Threatened at at least two locations by competition from alien invasive plants.
Population

An apparently rare and very poorly known species, last recorded in 1974. Scattered occurrences have been recorded across the lower coastal mountains between Bot River and Bredasdorp, and it is possibly overlooked.


Population trend
Decreasing
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Zyrphelis sp. nov. (Barker 10860 NBG)VU D22012.1
Zyrphelis sp. nov. (Barker 10860 NBG)VU D2Raimondo et al. (2009)
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.


Ortiz, S. and Zinnecker-Wiegand, U. 2011. Valid publication of names in Astereae originally proposed in 1990 in a University of Munich dissertation. Taxon 60(4):1194-1198.


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.


Zinnecker-Wiegand, U. 1990. Revision der Südafrikanischen Astereengattungen Mairia und Zyrphelis. Unpublished PhD, Ludwig Maximillians Universität, München.


Citation
Helme, N.A. & von Staden, L. 2012. Zyrphelis spathulata Zinnecker-Wiegand. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2024/02/24

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