Cotula pterocarpa DC.
Status and Criteria
Data Deficient - Taxonomically Problematic
|L. von Staden|
|A very poorly known taxon, known from a single collection more than 100 years old. It is possibly extinct, but further study may also indicate that it is not a valid taxon, as the genus Cotula is in need of revision.|
|South African endemic|
Habitat and Ecology
|Unknown, possibly sandy flats.|
|Habitat loss to urban expansion is likely to have caused the extinction of this species.|
There are no known collections of this species in South African herbaria. The type specimen was collected on the Cape Flats between Paarden Eiland, Bloubergstrand and Tygerberg (Harvey 1894), where it is now likely to be locally extinct due to habitat loss to urban expansion. It is possibly a doubtful species, as it is not included in recent treatments of the Cape Flora (Goldblatt and Manning 2000, Manning and Goldblatt 2012). The genus Cotula is in need of revision, and species are difficult to identify. Further research is needed.
|von Staden, L. 2016. Cotula pterocarpa DC. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2019/12/11|