Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Psoralea filifolia Thunb.
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
FABACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Endangered B1ab(ii,iii,iv,v)
Assessment Date
2008/02/04
Assessor(s)
C.H. Stirton & D. Raimondo
Justification
EOO 4695 km², three locations remain after most of this species' habitat has been transformed for the cultivation of vineyards, wheat and potatoes, and decline continues.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Wolseley to Darling.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Atlantis Sand Fynbos, Hopefield Sand Fynbos, Breede Alluvium Fynbos
Description
Sandy seepages.
Threats
Some subpopulations have been lost to forestry plantations in the past, and currently this species is declining due to ongoing habitat loss to wheat, potato and vineyard cultivation.
Population
Population trend
Decreasing
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Psoralea filifolia Thunb.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.


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
Stirton, C.H. & Raimondo, D. 2008. Psoralea filifolia Thunb. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version . Accessed on 2024/05/20

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