Agathosma giftbergensis E.Phillips
|Agathosma rotundipetala E.Phillips|
Status and Criteria
|L. von Staden|
|A range-restricted (EOO 3318 km²), but locally fairly common species. There is some ongoing population decline in the northern parts of its range, but this is unlikely to lead to its extinction as the majority of the population's habitat is protected and not threatened.|
|South African endemic|
|Northern Cape, Western Cape|
|Bokkeveld Escarpment, Gifberg to Cederberg.|
Habitat and Ecology
|Sandy middle slopes.|
|A small proportion (<20%) of this species' habitat has been ploughed for the cultivation of rooibos tea, and habitat loss continues on the Bokkeveld Escarpment and Gifberg. The majority of this species' habitat is protected in the Cederberg Wilderness Area, and it is therefore unlikely that this threat will lead to its extinction.|
This species is known from many collections across the Cederberg, where its occurrence is reported to be sporadic to locally common. There are a few records from the Gifberg and Bokkeveld Escarpment. These subpopulations are threatened by ongoing habitat loss to crop cultivation. The majority of the population in the Cederberg is however not threatened, and presumed to be stable.
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
|Agathosma giftbergensis E.Phillips||Threatened ||Raimondo et al. (2009)|
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.
|von Staden, L. 2016. Agathosma giftbergensis E.Phillips. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2017/04/24|