Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Psoralea margaretiflora C.H.Stirton & V.R.Clark
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
FABACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Least Concern
Assessment Date
2019/11/10
Assessor(s)
V.R. Clark & D. Raimondo
Justification
Psoralea margaretiflora is a range-restricted species, with an extent of occurrence (EOO) of 2385 km². It is locally abundant on middle and lower slopes of the Sneeuberg Range. It is not threatened and is therefore listed as Least Concern.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Eastern Cape
Range
This species is endemic to South Africa, and is found in Kamdeboo, Toorberg, Koudeveld and Coetzeesberg mountains in the Sneeuberg Mountain Complex, Graaff-Reinet and Pearston districts.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Upper Karoo Hardeveld, Karoo Escarpment Grassland, Escarpment Mesic Thicket
Description
It grows in rich turf soils and colluvium associated with dolerite on lower and middle slopes at Karoo Escarpment Grassland-Mountain Fynbos ecotones, as well as closed Otholobium macradenium shrubland.
Threats
There are no known threats to Psoralea margaretiflora.
Population

This species occurs as large stands on lower and middle slopes of the Sneeuberg Mountain Range.


Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Psoralea margaretiflora C.H.Stirton & V.R.ClarkLeast Concern 2014.1
Bibliography

Bredenkamp, C. In prep. Conspectus of the flora of the Eastern cape. Strelitzia.


Stirton, C.H., Clark, V.R., Barker, N.P. and Muasya, A.M. 2011. Psoralea margaretiflora (Psoraleeae, Fabaceae): A new species from the Sneeuberg Centre of Floristic Endemism, Eastern Cape, South Africa. PhytoKeys 5:31-38.


Citation
Clark, V.R. & Raimondo, D. 2019. Psoralea margaretiflora C.H.Stirton & V.R.Clark. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version . Accessed on 2024/05/20

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