Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Pteronia utilis Hutch.
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
ASTERACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Data Deficient - Insufficient Information
Assessment Date
2017/07/12
Assessor(s)
L. von Staden
Justification
A rare and very poorly known species, last recorded in 1941. It is known from two locations about 30 km apart. It is possibly overlooked, and more common than records suggest. Not enough is known about the population size and structure, specific habitat requirements and threats to this species to determine its status.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Cederberg and Olifants River Mountains.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Fynbos
Description
Sandstone mountain slopes.
Threats
Threats to this species are unknown. One herbarium collection suggests that it may be vulnerable to livestock grazing.
Population
Population trend
Unknown
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Pteronia utilis Hutch.Rare 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.


Hutchinson, J. and Phillips, E.P. 1917. A revision of the genus Pteronia (Compositae). Annals of the South African Museum 9:277-329.


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. 2017. Pteronia utilis Hutch. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2020/10/20

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