Indigofera asantasanensis

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Indigofera asantasanensis Schrire & V.R.Clark
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
FABACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Vulnerable D2
Assessment Date
2015/11/11
Assessor(s)
V.R. Clark & D. Raimondo
Justification
A restricted range species (EOO and AOO <15 km²), endemic to the Sneeuberg mountains, this species is potentially threatened by invasive alien grasses and climate change.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Eastern Cape
Range
Confined to the summit plateau of the Toorberg-Koudeveld-Meelberg in the western Sneeuberg, between 1700-2150m.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Karoo Escarpment Grassland
Description
Found exclusively on the dolerite-derived loamy-clays and black turf soils typical of this plateau. The vegetation type is Karoo Escarpment Grassland.
Threats
Pollution (affecting habitat and/or species), Invasive Alien Species (direct effects)
Population
Population trend
Stable
Bibliography

Clark, V.R., Schrire, B.D. and Barker, N.P. 2015. Two new species of Indigofera L. (Leguminosae) from the Sneeuberg Centre of Floristic Endemism, Great Escarpment (Eastern and Western Cape, South Africa). PhytoKeys 48:29-41.


Citation
Clark, V.R. & Raimondo, D. 2015. Indigofera asantasanensis Schrire & V.R.Clark. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2017/08/22

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