Polygala pubiflora

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Polygala pubiflora Burch.
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
POLYGALACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Vulnerable B1ab(ii,iii,iv)+2ab(ii,iii,iv)
Assessment Date
2016/02/23
Assessor(s)
N.A. Helme & D. van der Colff
Justification
EOO 2494 km², AOO <877 km², plants at 10 locations continue to decline due to ongoing habitat loss and degradation.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Cape Infanta to Mossel Bay.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Mossel Bay Shale Renosterveld, Eastern Rûens Shale Renosterveld, Canca Limestone Fynbos, Groot Brak Dune Strandveld
Description
Limestone and shale rocky outcrops.
Threats
Nearly 40% of this species habitat has already been lost to crop cultivation (calculated using GIS) and loss continues. Two subpopulations known through historical records are already extinct. Coastal development, as well as competition from alien invasive plants are the main ongoing threats to this species.
Population
Population trend
Decreasing
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Polygala pubiflora Burch.Least Concern 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. 1955. The species of Polygala in the south-western Cape Province. Journal of South African Botany 21:9-49.


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
Helme, N.A. & van der Colff, D. 2016. Polygala pubiflora Burch. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2017/03/23

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