Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Chrysocoma acicularis Ehr.Bayer
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
ASTERACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Rare
Assessment Date
2018/05/15
Assessor(s)
L. von Staden
Justification
Chrysocoma acicularis is a range-restricted and poorly known species, last collected in 1948. It is suspected to be overlooked, and not in danger of extinction. Field surveys are needed to relocate it in the wild.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
It is only known from the southern slopes of the Witteberg near Matjiesfontein in the Tanqua Karoo.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Matjiesfontein Shale Fynbos
Description
It occurs on rocky ridges above 1200 m in dry fynbos.
Threats
There are no severe threats in the vicinity of the type locality.
Population

This species is only known from the type, collected in 1948. It occurs in a botanically relatively poorly explored area, and is likely to be overlooked. Dedicated field surveys are likely to expand the known range. There are no severe threats and its habitat remains intact, and therefore the population is not suspected to be declining.


Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Chrysocoma acicularis Ehr.BayerLeast Concern Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

Bayer, E. 1981. Revision der Gattung Chrysocoma L. (Asteraceae-Astereae). Mitteilungen der Botanischen Staatssammlung München 17:259-392.


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
von Staden, L. 2018. Chrysocoma acicularis Ehr.Bayer. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2020/10/20

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