Othonna wrinkleana

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Othonna wrinkleana Lavranos
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
ASTERACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Vulnerable D2
Assessment Date
2016/06/30
Assessor(s)
L. von Staden
Justification
A rare, localized habitat specialist known from four locations and potentially threatened by habitat loss and degradation.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Knersvlakte.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Knersvlakte Quartz Vygieveld, Namaqualand Klipkoppe Shrubland
Description
Quartz patches.
Threats
This species is potentially threatened by habitat loss to mining - there has been recent mining applications within the southern part of its range. It is also potentially threatened by habitat degradation and trampling in areas where there is overstocking of small livestock.
Population

This species is uncommon and localized to quartz patches.


Population trend
Stable
Bibliography

Lavranos, J.J. 2000. A new species of Othonna (Compositae) from southern Namaqualand (South Africa). Piante Grasse 20(1):34-37.


Snijman, D.A. 2013. Plants of the Greater Cape Floristic Region 2: The extra Cape flora. Strelitzia 30. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.


Citation
von Staden, L. 2016. Othonna wrinkleana Lavranos. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2017/06/27

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