Cymbopappus piliferus (Thell.) B.Nord.
|Chrysanthemum lasiopodum Hutch., Cymbopappus lasiopodus (Hutch.) B.Nord., Matricaria pilifera Thell.|
Status and Criteria
|L. von Staden & M. Lötter|
|A rare, range-restricted habitat specialist (EOO 1635 km²), known from six to seven locations and declining due to ongoing habitat loss and degradation.|
|South African endemic|
|Ohrigstad to Belfast.|
Habitat and Ecology
|Lydenburg Montane Grassland|
|Rocky quartzitic ridges in montane grassland.|
|Much of this species' habitat has been converted to timber plantations in the past. Plantations are no longer expanding, and this threat has largely ceased. Alien invasive plants associated with plantations, particularly escaping pine seedlings and wattles, are however an ongoing threat. Mining and tourism and recreational-related development are also severe threats across this species' range (M. Lötter pers. comm. 2016).|
This species is a rare and localized habitat specialist, and known from only a few, widely scattered subpopulations. The population is declining due to ongoing habitat loss and degradation.
|von Staden, L. & Lötter, M. 2016. Cymbopappus piliferus (Thell.) B.Nord. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2019/12/11|