Salsola verdoorniae

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Salsola verdoorniae Toelken
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
AMARANTHACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Vulnerable D2
Assessment Date
2015/11/03
Assessor(s)
L. von Staden
Justification
A localized habitat specialist (AOO <10 km²), potentially threatened by habitat loss and degradation.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Western Little Karoo between Barrydale and Riversdale.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Little Karoo Quartz Vygieveld
Description
Quartz pebble outcrops in Apronveld.
Threats
This species is not browsed by livestock, but is sensitive to trampling (Vlok and Schutte-Vlok 2010). One subpopulation is potentially vulnerable to road construction (N.A. Helme pers. obs.).
Population

Salsola verdoorniae is locally abundant in suitable habitat (Vlok and Schutte-Vlok 2010).


Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Salsola verdoorniae ToelkenThreatened 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.


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.


Tölken, H.R. 1973. A new species of Salsola. Journal of South African Botany 39(3):233-234.


Vlok, J. and Schutte-Vlok, A.L. 2010. Plants of the Klein Karoo. Umdaus Press, Hatfield.


Citation
von Staden, L. 2015. Salsola verdoorniae Toelken. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2017/04/24

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Distribution map

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