Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Arctotis pinnatifida Thunb.
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
ASTERACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Near Threatened B1ab(iii)
Assessment Date
2023/08/16
Assessor(s)
N.N. Mhlongo
Justification
This species has an extent of occurrence (EOO) of 17 743 km² and is known from 25 locations which are declining due to habitat loss and degradation from agricultural crop farming and alien invasive plants. It is assessed as Near Threatened
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Eastern Cape, Western Cape
Range
This species occurs from Albertinia to the Eastern Cape.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Humansdorp Shale Renosterveld, Langkloof Shale Renosterveld, Algoa Sandstone Fynbos, Kouga Grassy Sandstone Fynbos, Canca Limestone Fynbos, Motherwell Karroid Thicket, Gouritz Valley Thicket
Description
Plants grow on rocky slopes.
Threats
In the past, this species lost its habitat to agriculture and infrastructure development in some parts of its range. Plants are threatened by spreading alien invasive plants and ongoing loss of habitat to expansion of agriculture and crop field.
Population

It is known from 25 locations and six of the subpopulations in the Western Cape are threatened by habitat loss and degradation. The population is inferred to be declining.


Population trend
Decreasing
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Arctotis pinnatifida Thunb.Least Concern Raimondo 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.


Manning, J.C. and Goldblatt, P. 2012. Plants of the Greater Cape Floristic Region 1: The Core Cape Flora. Strelitzia 29. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.


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
Mhlongo, N.N. 2023. Arctotis pinnatifida Thunb. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version . Accessed on 2024/05/20

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