Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Berkheya griquana Hilliard & B.L.Burtt
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
ASTERACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Vulnerable D2
Assessment Date
2008/06/30
Assessor(s)
D.A. Kamundi & D. Raimondo
Justification
A range-restricted species (EOO < 100 km²), known from fewer than five locations. Potentially threatened by crop cultivation and habitat degradation due to overgrazing.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal
Range
KwaZulu-Natal Drakensberg Mountains, near Kokstad.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
East Griqualand Grassland
Description
Grassland in mountain foothills. Rapidly invades old fields and roadsides (Hilliard and Burtt 1985).
Threats
Potentially threatened by crop cultivation and livestock overgrazing.
Population
Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Berkheya griquana Hilliard & B.L.BurttVU D2Raimondo et al. (2009)
Berkheya griquana Hilliard & B.L.BurttData Deficient Scott-Shaw (1999)
Bibliography

Hilliard, O.M. and Burtt, B.L. 1985. Notes on some plants of Southern Africa chiefly from Natal: XI. Notes from the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh 42(2):227-260.


Hilliard, O.M. and Burtt, B.L. 1988. Notes on some plants of Southern Africa chiefly from Natal: XV. Notes from the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh 45(2):179-223.


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.


Scott-Shaw, C.R. 1999. Rare and threatened plants of KwaZulu-Natal and neighbouring regions. KwaZulu-Natal Nature Conservation Service, Pietermaritzburg.


Citation
Kamundi, D.A. & Raimondo, D. 2008. Berkheya griquana Hilliard & B.L.Burtt. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2024/02/26

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