Agathosma pubigera

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Agathosma pubigera Sond.
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
RUTACEAE
Synonyms
Hartogia pubigera Kuntze
National Status
Status and Criteria
Rare
Assessment Date
2016/10/03
Assessor(s)
L. von Staden
Justification
A rare, range-restricted habitat specialist (EOO 445 km²), but not threatened.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Northern Cederberg.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Cederberg Sandstone Fynbos
Description
Well-drained, deep sandy soils in arid fynbos and fynbos-succulent karoo ecotones.
Threats
A small proportion (<5%) of this species' habitat has been ploughed for rooibos tea cultivation, and sporadic losses are ongoing. The majority of remaining subpopulations are however protected within the Cederberg Wilderness Area, and are not threatened.
Population

Plants occur in small subpopulations in suitable habitat. There are few threats to this species, and the population is not suspected to be declining.


Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Agathosma pubigera Sond.Threatened 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.


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.


Sonder, W. 1859. Rutaceae. In: W.H. Harvey and O.W. Sonder (eds). Flora Capensis I (Ranunculaceae-Connaraceae):369-442. Hodges, Smith and Co., Dublin.


Citation
von Staden, L. 2016. Agathosma pubigera Sond. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2017/11/20

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