Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Cliffortia strigosa Weim.
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
ROSACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Vulnerable D2
Assessment Date
2018/06/06
Assessor(s)
L. von Staden
Justification
Cliffortia strigosa is a range-restricted species, with an extent of occurrence (EOO) of 47 km². It is known from two to three locations and is potentially threatened by competition from alien invasive plants.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
This species is endemic to the Limietberg and adjacent Slanghoek Mountains in the Western Cape.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Hawequas Sandstone Fynbos
Description
It occurs in moist sandstone fynbos, often on shaded slopes.
Threats
Alien invasive plants are spreading along the lower slopes and valleys of Bain's Kloof (N.A. Helme, pers. obs.). They are likely to outcompete native species if left unmanaged.
Population
Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Cliffortia strigosa Weim.Rare Raimondo et al. (2009)
Cliffortia strigosa Weim.Lower Risk - Least Concern Victor (2002)
Cliffortia strigosa Weim.Indeterminate Hilton-Taylor (1996)
Cliffortia strigosa Weim.Indeterminate Hall et al. (1980)
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.


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.


Whitehouse, C.M. 2006. Cliffortia Interactive Key. Bolus Herbarium, University of Cape Town, Cape Town.


Citation
von Staden, L. 2018. Cliffortia strigosa Weim. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2020/10/28

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