Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Gazania lanata Magee & Boatwr.
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
ASTERACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Data Deficient - Insufficient Information
Assessment Date
2011/10/19
Assessor(s)
A.R. Magee & L. von Staden
Justification
Gazania lanata is only known from one collection, and its distribution range is not yet clearly defined. Plants at the only known location are threatened by habitat loss to quarrying, and it is not known whether other subpopulations exist or not. It is however likely to be a localized endemic, and more field surveys are required to determine its status.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Robertson.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Fynbos
Description
Shallow soils on dolomite outcrops.
Threats
Plants at the only known location are threatened by habitat loss to an expanding quarry.
Population

Gazania lanata is only known from one collection. The population size is not known, but is suspected to be declining. It appears to be an edaphic specialist, but it is not known whether this is the only subpopulation, or if others exist, as no efforts have yet been made to survey other suitable habitat in the area. It is unlikely to be the only subpopulation as all other known Gazania species are widespread (A. Magee, pers. comm.), but this species is suspected to be localized in its distribution.


Population trend
Decreasing
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Gazania lanata Magee & Boatwr.Data Deficient 2012.1
Bibliography

Magee, A.R., Boatwright, J.S. and Mucina, L. 2011. Gazania lanata and G. splendidissima: Two new species of Asteraceae (tribe Arctotideae) from the Greater Capensis, with an updated key for the genus. South African Journal of Botany 77(1):86-93.


Citation
Magee, A.R. & von Staden, L. 2011. Gazania lanata Magee & Boatwr. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2022/01/26

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