Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Psoralea affinis Eckl. & Zeyh.
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
FABACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Least Concern
Assessment Date
2018/11/08
Assessor(s)
L. von Staden
Justification
A widespread and common species. It is threatened in parts of its range, but not yet in danger of extinction. It is therefore assessed as Least Concern.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Eastern Cape, Western Cape
Range
This species occurs from Langeberg near Heidelberg to Port Elizabeth.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Forest, Fynbos
Description
Plants grow in seeps and streamsides in lowland and montane fynbos and forest margins.
Threats
Parts of this species' habitat has been lost to timber plantations in the past, but plantations are no longer expanding and this threat has ceased. Subpopulations near plantations are threatened by spreading alien invasive plants.
Population
Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Psoralea affinis Eckl. & Zeyh.Least Concern Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

Bello, A. 2015. Taxonomy and evolutionary studies on the genus Psoralea L. (Psoraleeae, Fabaceae). Unpublished PhD, University of Cape Town, Cape Town.


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.


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.


Vlok, J. and Schutte-Vlok, A.L. 2010. Plants of the Klein Karoo. Umdaus Press, Hatfield.


Citation
von Staden, L. 2018. Psoralea affinis Eckl. & Zeyh. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version . Accessed on 2024/05/20

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