Calotesta alba

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Calotesta alba P.O.Karis
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
ASTERACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Critically Rare
Assessment Date
2006/11/20
Assessor(s)
N.A. Helme & D. Raimondo
Justification
This extremely range-restricted (EOO < 6 km²), high altitude mountain endemic is not threatened.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Klein Swartberg Mountains.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Fynbos
Description
Steep, south-facing sandstone cliffs and ledges, 1 800-2 000 m.
Threats
No threats.
Population
Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Calotesta alba P.O.KarisCritically Rare Raimondo et al. (2009)
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.


Karis, P.O. 1990. Three new genera of the Asteraceae-Gnaphalieae from the Cape region. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 102:23-36.


Koekemoer, M. 2002. Systematics of the Metalasia group in the Relhaniinae (Asteraceae-Gnaphalieae). Unpublished PhD, Rand Afrikaans University, Johannesburg.


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.


Citation
Helme, N.A. & Raimondo, D. 2006. Calotesta alba P.O.Karis. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2018/11/18

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