Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Salsola tetramera Botsch.
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
AMARANTHACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Data Deficient - Taxonomically Problematic
Assessment Date
2017/08/24
Assessor(s)
L. von Staden
Justification
Salsola is in need of taxonomic revision. Species are poorly defined and difficult to separate. Based on currently available data, the risk of extinction of this species cannot be assessed.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Unknown, the type was collected near Koekenaap.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Knersvlakte Quartz Vygieveld, Southern Namaqualand Quartzite Klipkoppe Shrubland
Description
Quartz patches.
Population

This species is only known from the type collection, dating from 1963. It has not been possible to match any further collections to this taxon, due to taxonomic confusion within Salsola.


Population trend
Unknown
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Salsola tetramera Botsch.Least Concern Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

Bochantsev, V.P. 1974. A synopsis of Salsola (Chenopodiaceae) from South and South-west Africa. Kew Bulletin 29(3):597-561.


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.


Snijman, D.A. 2013. Plants of the Greater Cape Floristic Region 2: The extra Cape flora. Strelitzia 30. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.


Citation
von Staden, L. 2017. Salsola tetramera Botsch. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2020/11/24

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