Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Salsola ceresica Botsch.
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
AMARANTHACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Rare
Assessment Date
2017/08/24
Assessor(s)
L. von Staden
Justification
A range-restricted (EOO <100 km²) endemic to the Tanqua Karoo, but not threatened.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Northern Cape, Western Cape
Range
Tanqua Karoo.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Succulent Karoo
Description
Shale flats.
Population

This rarely collected species appears to be endemic to a small area in the Tanqua Karoo. It is possibly overlooked due to taxonomic confusion within Salsola. More field surveys are needed to determine the size and extent of the population.


Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Salsola ceresica 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 ceresica Botsch. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2020/07/10

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