Phymaspermum leptophyllum (DC.) Benth. & Hook. ex B.D.Jacks.
|Adenachaena leptophylla DC., Phymaspermum junceum in the sense of Less. (1832), not Osteospermum junceum Berg. (misapplied name, see Magee et al. 2013)|
Status and Criteria
Near Threatened B1ab(i,ii,iii,iv,v)
|L. von Staden|
|A range-restricted Little Karoo endemic (EOO 3771 km²), that is still fairly common, occurring at 10-15 locations. It is declining due to ongoing habitat loss and degradation.|
|South African endemic|
|Barrydale to Oudtshoorn.|
Habitat and Ecology
|Fynbos, Succulent Karoo|
|Quartz outcrops and gentle loamy lower slopes in succulent karoo and renosterveld.|
|Threatened by ongoing habitat loss to orchard and vineyard expansion around Barrydale. Elsewhere it is predominantly threatened by overgrazing - this species is palatable and heavily browsed.|
This species has several localized subpopulations, and can be locally abundant in suitable habitat (Vlok and Schutte-Vlok 2010).
|von Staden, L. 2016. Phymaspermum leptophyllum (DC.) Benth. & Hook. ex B.D.Jacks. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2020/04/06|