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Aspalathus aciloba

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Aspalathus aciloba R.Dahlgren
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
FABACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Endangered B1ab(i,ii,iii,iv,v)+2ab(i,ii,iii,iv,v)
Assessment Date
2016/02/11
Assessor(s)
N.A. Helme, D.I.W. Euston-Brown, D. Raimondo & L. von Staden
Justification
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.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Bredasdorp to Agulhas.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
De Hoop Limestone Fynbos, Central Rûens Shale Renosterveld, Overberg Dune Strandveld, Elim Ferricrete Fynbos
Description
Lowland fynbos on white sandy soils and clay soils over shale mixed with limestone fragments.
Threats
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.
Population

A very rare and range-restricted species, it is declining due to ongoing habitat loss and degradation.


Population trend
Decreasing
Citation
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 2019/12/11

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