Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Limonium acuminatum L.Bolus
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
PLUMBAGINACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Vulnerable A2c; B1ab(iii,iv,v)+2ab(iii,iv,v); C1
Assessment Date
2005/11/24
Assessor(s)
N.A. Helme, L. Mucina, D. Raimondo & J.E. Victor
Justification
A population reduction of >30% is estimated based on habitat loss to urban development in the past 30 years (generation length 10 years). EOO 1200 km², AOO<1200 km², remaining subpopulations are severely fragmented and continue to decline due to coastal development. Subpopulations are typically small and we estimate that the total population consists of fewer than 10 000 mature individuals.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Rocher Pan to Yzerfontein.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Langebaan Dune Strandveld, Saldanha Limestone Strandveld, Saldanha Flats Strandveld, Saldanha Granite Strandveld
Description
Coastal limestone outcrops and occasionally on calcareous coastal sands.
Threats
Invasive Alien Species (direct effects), Habitat loss, Habitat degradation
Population
Population trend
Decreasing
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Limonium acuminatum L.BolusVU A2c; B1ab(iii,iv,v)+2ab(iii,iv,v); C1Raimondo et al. (2009)
Limonium acuminatum L.BolusVulnerable Hilton-Taylor (1996)
Limonium acuminatum L.BolusVulnerable 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.


Citation
Helme, N.A., Mucina, L., Raimondo, D. & Victor, J.E. 2005. Limonium acuminatum L.Bolus. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2021/09/26

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