Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Muraltia stokoei Levyns
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
POLYGALACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Data Deficient - Insufficient Information
Assessment Date
2019/03/28
Assessor(s)
L. von Staden
Justification
A rare and very poorly known species, last recorded in 1969. It is possibly threatened by habitat loss and degradation, particularly due to competition from alien invasive plants, but field surveys are needed to confirm this.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Viljoen's Pass to Kleinmond.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Kogelberg Sandstone Fynbos
Description
Rocky slopes in fynbos.
Threats
This species has lost habitat to timber plantations in the vicinity of Viljoen's Pass, Nuweberg and Groenlandberg in the past. Timber plantations are no longer expanding, but surrounding areas of fynbos vegetation is degraded by spreading alien invasive plants, particularly escaped pine seedlings.
Population

A rare and very poorly known species, last recorded in 1969. The population trend and number of remaining subpopulations is not known, and field surveys are needed to relocate this species in the wild. It may be locally extinct around Viljoen's Pass, but is likely to still occur in the mountains above Kleinmond.


Population trend
Unknown
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Muraltia stokoei LevynsRare Raimondo et al. (2009)
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.


Levyns, M.R. 1954. The genus Muraltia. Journal of South African Botany Supplement 2:1-247.


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.


Citation
von Staden, L. 2019. Muraltia stokoei Levyns. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2020/10/28

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