Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Agathosma salina Eckl. & Zeyh.
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
RUTACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Endangered B1ab(ii,iii,v)
Assessment Date
2009/07/30
Assessor(s)
T. Trinder-Smith & J.E. Victor
Justification
EOO <5000 km², three to five locations continue to decline due to habitat loss to Rooibos tea cultivation.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Cederberg.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Cederberg Sandstone Fynbos, Olifants Sandstone Fynbos, Graafwater Sandstone Fynbos
Description
Deep, pale sand on gentle slopes.
Threats
Agriculture is an ongoing threat, habitat is mainly being converted for Rooibos tea farming.
Population
Population trend
Decreasing
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Agathosma salina Eckl. & Zeyh.EN B1ab(ii,iii,v)Raimondo et al. (2009)
Agathosma salina Eckl. & Zeyh.EN B1B2cVictor (2002)
Agathosma salina Eckl. & Zeyh.Rare Hilton-Taylor (1996)
Agathosma salina Eckl. & Zeyh.Uncertain Hall et al. (1980)
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.


Hall, A.V., De Winter, M., De Winter, B. and Van Oosterhout, S.A.M. 1980. Threatened plants of southern Africa. South African National Scienctific Programmes Report 45. CSIR, Pretoria.


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


Victor, J.E. 2002. South Africa. In: J.S. Golding (ed), Southern African plant Red Data Lists. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report 14 (pp. 93-120), SABONET, Pretoria.


Citation
Trinder-Smith, T. & Victor, J.E. 2009. Agathosma salina Eckl. & Zeyh. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2022/01/25

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