Aspalathus aciloba R.Dahlgren
Status and Criteria
|N.A. Helme, D.I.W. Euston-Brown, D. Raimondo & L. von Staden|
|EOO 426 km², four to five known locations continue to decline due to ongoing habitat loss and degradation, as well as competition from alien invasive plants.|
|South African endemic|
|Bredasdorp to Agulhas.|
Habitat and Ecology
|De Hoop Limestone Fynbos, Central Rûens Shale Renosterveld, Overberg Dune Strandveld, Elim Ferricrete Fynbos|
|Lowland fynbos on white sandy soils and clay soils over shale mixed with limestone fragments.|
|A subpopulation on the outskirts of Bredasdorp on the way to Swellendam is threatened by ongoing habitat loss and degradation due to an expanding limestone quarry nearby. It is also threatened by habitat loss to coastal development at Struisbaai, Cape Agulhas and Arniston. Inland of Struisbaai, a subpopulation known from historical records may now be locally extinct due to habitat loss to crop cultivation - it was last recorded in this area in 1954. All other subpopulations on the Agulhas Plain are threatened by competition from spreading, unmanaged alien invasive plants.|
A very rare and range-restricted species, it is declining due to ongoing habitat loss and degradation.
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
|Aspalathus aciloba R.Dahlgren||VU D2||Raimondo et al. (2009)|
|Aspalathus aciloba R.Dahlgren||Not Threatened ||Hilton-Taylor (1996)|
|Aspalathus aciloba R.Dahlgren||Uncertain ||Hall et al. (1980)|
Dahlgren, R. 1988. Crotalarieae (Aspalathus). In: O.A. Leistner (ed). Flora of southern Africa 16 Fabaceae, Part 3 Papilionoideae, Fascicle 6:1-430. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
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.
Hall, A.V., De Winter, M., De Winter, B. and Van Oosterhout, S.A.M. 1980. Threatened plants of southern Africa. South African National Scienctific Programmes Report 45. CSIR, Pretoria.
Hilton-Taylor, C. 1996. Red data list of southern African plants. Strelitzia 4. South African National Botanical 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.
|Helme, N.A., Euston-Brown, D.I.W., Raimondo, D. & von Staden, L. 2016. Aspalathus aciloba R.Dahlgren. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2017/03/25|