Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Chrysocoma tomentosa L.
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
ASTERACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Vulnerable B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii)
Assessment Date
2013/01/08
Assessor(s)
N.A. Helme & L. von Staden
Justification
A localized (EOO 67 km²), and rarely collected species, known from only a few collections. It is estimated to occur at between five and 10 locations and continues to decline due to ongoing habitat loss to agricultural expansion.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Northern Cape
Range
Kamieskroon.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Kamiesberg Mountains Shrubland, Namaqualand Blomveld
Description
Seasonally damp, deep loamy sands on flats.
Threats
This species occurs in arable soils, and about 40% of its habitat is already under cultivation, and continues to decline.
Population
Population trend
Decreasing
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Chrysocoma tomentosa L.Least Concern 2012.1
Chrysocoma tomentosa L.Least Concern Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

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


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
Helme, N.A. & von Staden, L. 2013. Chrysocoma tomentosa L. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2022/01/26

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