Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Psoralea trullata C.H.Stirt.
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
FABACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Rare
Assessment Date
2018/06/12
Assessor(s)
D. Raimondo & L. von Staden
Justification
Psoralea trullata is a widespread species with an extent of occurrence (EOO) of 7895 km². It occurs in small, sparse subpopulations, and is not in danger of extinction. It is therefore listed under the IUCN 3.1 Criteria, globally, as Least Concern but is nationally categorised as Rare.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Eastern Cape, Western Cape
Range
This species is endemic to South Africa, and is found in Langeberg, Tsitsikamma, Langkloof, Outeniqua and Great Winterhoek mountains.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Kouga Sandstone Fynbos, Tsitsikamma Sandstone Fynbos, South Outeniqua Sandstone Fynbos, South Langeberg Sandstone Fynbos
Description
It occurs in damp, sheltered places on steep rocky slopes and ledges.
Threats
Some subpopulations are threatened by competition from alien invasive plants, particularly in the Outeniqua Mountains around George.
Population

Psoralea trullata is a localized habitat specialist, occurring in small, scattered subpopulations.


Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Psoralea trullata C.H.Stirt.Rare Raimondo et al. (2009)
Psoralea trullata C.H.Stirt.Rare Hilton-Taylor (1996)
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.


Hilton-Taylor, C. 1996. Red data list of southern African plants. Strelitzia 4. South African National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.


Manning, J.C. and Goldblatt, P. 2012. Plants of the Greater Cape Floristic Region 1: The Core Cape Flora. Strelitzia 29. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.


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.


Stirton, C. 1983. Two new species of Psoralea (Fabaceae) in South AFrica. Journal of South African Botany 49(4):329-335.


Citation
Raimondo, D. & von Staden, L. 2018. Psoralea trullata C.H.Stirt. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version . Accessed on 2024/05/20

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