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Psoralea oreophila

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Psoralea oreophila Schltr.
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
FABACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Least Concern
Assessment Date
2016/11/15
Assessor(s)
C.H. Stirton, D. Raimondo, N.A. Helme & L. von Staden
Justification
Widespread in montane areas where it is not threatened.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Hawequas Mountains to Kogelberg and the Langeberg near Suurbraak.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Fynbos
Description
Shallow sandy soils among rocks in montane fynbos, 460-1660 m.
Population

This species is a habitat specialist occurring in scattered subpopulations, but can be locally common. Recent field observations significantly extended the distribution range, indicating that it may be overlooked and more frequent than records suggest. It occurs in montane areas where there are little to no threats, and the population is therefore not suspected to be declining.


Population trend
Stable
Citation
Stirton, C.H., Raimondo, D., Helme, N.A. & von Staden, L. 2016. Psoralea oreophila Schltr. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2019/12/11

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