Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Agathosma geniculata Pillans
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
RUTACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Near Threatened B1ab(iii,v)+2ab(iii,v)
Assessment Date
2018/10/01
Assessor(s)
T. Trinder-Smith & L. von Staden
Justification
A range-restricted (EOO 4182 km²), but still fairly common species, with an estimated number of locations of 15-20. It continues to decline due to competition from alien invasive plants.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Hermanus to Witsand.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Overberg Dune Strandveld, Canca Limestone Fynbos, De Hoop Limestone Fynbos, Agulhas Limestone Fynbos
Description
Limestone outcrops near the coast.
Threats
This species has lost habitat to coastal development in the past, and loss continues. In addition, it is threatened across most of its range by competition from dense infestations of unmanaged alien invasive plants.
Population
Population trend
Decreasing
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Agathosma geniculata PillansNT B1ab(ii,iii,iv,v)Raimondo et al. (2009)
Agathosma geniculata PillansVU B1B2cVictor (2002)
Agathosma geniculata PillansNot Threatened Hilton-Taylor (1996)
Agathosma geniculata PillansRare 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. & von Staden, L. 2018. Agathosma geniculata Pillans. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2022/01/25

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