Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Aspalathus pinea Thunb. subsp. caudata R.Dahlgren
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
FABACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Vulnerable D2
Assessment Date
2018/05/24
Assessor(s)
L. von Staden
Justification
This rare, range-restricted taxon is known from five locations and is potentially threatened by competition from alien invasive plants.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
This taxon has a limited distribution range in the mountains between Stellenbosch, Paarl and Worcester in the Western Cape.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Kogelberg Sandstone Fynbos, Hawequas Sandstone Fynbos
Description
It occurs in moderate to high-altitude sandstone fynbos.
Threats
Escaped seedlings from timber plantations are spreading into this taxon's habitat at two locations, and may outcompete native species if left unmanaged.
Population

This taxon is known from five scattered localities in the Wemmershoek, Jonkershoek and Kogelberg mountains. It is possibly overlooked and more common than records suggest.


Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Aspalathus pinea Thunb. subsp. caudata R.DahlgrenLeast Concern Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

Dahlgren, R. 1963. Studies on Aspalathus and some related genera in South Africa. Opera Botanica 9(1):1-301.


Dahlgren, R. 1965. Revision of the genus Aspalathus. II. The species with ericoid and pinoid leaflets. 4. The Aspalathus ericifolia, parviflora, calcarata, desertorum, macrantha, pinea, rostrata, filicaulis, laricifolia and longifolia groups. Opera Botanica 10(1):1-231.


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.


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. 2018. Aspalathus pinea Thunb. subsp. caudata R.Dahlgren. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2020/10/28

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