Psoralea rhizotoma

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Psoralea rhizotoma C.H.Stirt. & Muasya
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
FABACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Least Concern
Assessment Date
2022/07/20
Assessor(s)
A. Bello, C.H. Stirton, S.B.M. Chimphango & M. Muasya
Justification
This montane grassland species has a wide distribution range (extent of occurrence (EOO) 236 913 km²) and not in danger of extinction. It is therefore listed as Least Concern.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga
Range
This species has a wide distribution in South Africa, extending from the Eastern Cape Province to the Drakensberg in KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga provinces.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Bhisho Thornveld, Midlands Mistbelt Grassland, Tsomo Grassland, Drakensberg Foothill Moist Grassland, Northern Zululand Mistbelt Grassland, Amathole Mistbelt Grassland, Pondoland-Ugu Sandstone Coastal Sourveld
Description
This montane grassland species is found along stream sides and river banks, at an altitudinal range of between 1500--1600 m.
Threats
As many localities are in protected areas, there are no immediate threats, but outside these areas, it is threatened by the destruction of grassland by overgrazing and ploughing.
Population

It is locally common and abundant where it occurs. Population trend is stable.


Population trend
Stable
Bibliography

Bello, A., Stirton, C.H., Chimphango, S.B.M. and Muasya, A.M. 2017. Taxonomic revision of African Psoralea pinnata species complex (Psoraleeae, Leguminosae). South African Journal of Botany 112:128-179.


Citation
Bello, A., Stirton, C.H., Chimphango, S.B.M. & Muasya, M. 2022. Psoralea rhizotoma C.H.Stirt. & Muasya. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version . Accessed on 2024/05/20

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