Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Stoebe rugulosa Harv.
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
ASTERACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Endangered B1ab(ii,iii,iv,v)
Assessment Date
2011/06/24
Assessor(s)
N.A. Helme & D. Raimondo
Justification
An eastern Overberg endemic (EOO < 5000 km²), known from five locations. Declining as a result of alien plant invasion, and habitat loss to crop cultivation. Over 70% of its habitat has been lost in the past 80 years to wheat cultivation. The generation length of this species is unknown.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Caledon to Albertinia.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Eastern Ruens Shale Renosterveld, Central Ruens Shale Renosterveld, Ruens Silcrete Renosterveld, Swellendam Silcrete Fynbos, Cape Lowland Alluvial Vegetation
Description
Alluvial terrace gravels, usually overlying clays, possibly also stony shales.
Threats
More than 70% of this species' habitat is already transformed, mainly for the cultivation of wheat and other cereal crops. Ongoing habitat loss to crop cultivation and habitat degradation as a result of fragmentation, a lack of fire and alien plant invasion continue to threaten this species.
Population
Population trend
Decreasing
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Stoebe rugulosa Harv.EN B1ab(ii,iii,iv,v)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.


Koekemoer, M. 2002. Systematics of the Metalasia group in the Relhaniinae (Asteraceae-Gnaphalieae). Unpublished PhD, Rand Afrikaans University, Johannesburg.


Levyns, M.R. 1937. A revision of Stoebe L. Journal of South African Botany 3:1-35.


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. & Raimondo, D. 2011. Stoebe rugulosa Harv. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2024/02/24

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