Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Agathosma cordifolia Pillans
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
RUTACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Rare
Assessment Date
2020/01/20
Assessor(s)
T. Trinder-Smith & L. von Staden
Justification
Agathosma cordifolia is a highly range-restricted habitat specialist, with an extent of occurrence (EOO) of 10 km². It has no severe threats, and is therefore not suspected to be in danger of extinction.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
This species is endemic to a small area in the southern Skurweberg, in the Koue Bokkeveld north of Ceres in the Western Cape.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Cederberg Sandstone Fynbos
Description
It is localized to seeps and stream banks on eastern aspects above 1 100 m.
Threats
This species' habitat is protected. It occurs in remote, inaccessible montane areas where there are no severe threats.
Population
Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Agathosma cordifolia PillansRare Raimondo et al. (2009)
Agathosma cordifolia PillansLower Risk - Near Threatened Victor (2002)
Agathosma cordifolia PillansRare Hilton-Taylor (1996)
Agathosma cordifolia PillansUncertain 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.


Pillans, N.S. 1950. A revision of Agathosma. Journal of South African Botany 16(2):55-177.


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. & von Staden, L. 2020. Agathosma cordifolia Pillans. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2022/01/25

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