Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Agathosma microcalyx Dummer
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
RUTACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Near Threatened A2c; B1ab(ii,iii,iv,v)
Assessment Date
2006/10/31
Assessor(s)
T. Trinder-Smith & D. Raimondo
Justification
A population reduction of 20-30% is estimated based on the loss of mature individuals at three out of 10-15 locations in the past 10 years (generation length 15 years). EOO 4800 km², it continues to decline on flat areas that are being transformed for Rooibos tea cultivation, while others that occur on slopes are safe from ploughing.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Cederberg, Gifberg and Nieuwoudtville.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Fynbos
Description
Dry fynbos on rocky Table Mountain Sandstone-derived soil.
Population
Population trend
Decreasing
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Agathosma microcalyx DummerNT A2c; B1ab(ii,iii,iv,v)Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

Bolus Herbarium. The genus Agathosma, specimen data from the Bolus Herbarium Collections database. University of Cape Town, Cape Town. Downloaded on 2007.


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.


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
Trinder-Smith, T. & Raimondo, D. 2006. Agathosma microcalyx Dummer. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2022/01/25

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