Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Aspalathus rosea Garab. ex R.Dahlgren
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
FABACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Endangered A2c; B1ab(iii,v)
Assessment Date
2007/06/28
Assessor(s)
N.A. Helme, A.L. Schutte-Vlok, D.I.W. Euston-Brown & D. Raimondo
Justification
A population reduction of at least 50% is estimated based on habitat loss to wheat and vineyard expansion over the past three generations (45 years). EOO<1400 km², seven severely fragmented remaining subpopulations are declining due to agricultural expansion, alien plant invasion and livestock grazing.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Bot River to Elim.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Western Ruens Shale Renosterveld, Greyton Shale Fynbos, Elim Ferricrete Fynbos
Description
Lowland fynbos, 100-200 m.
Threats
Agriculture was a severe past threat, and is ongoing - the property adjacent to Fairfield is being ploughed for vineyards. Pines, acacias and hakeas are a severe past, present and future threat. In Fairfield, the species is grazed by cattle.
Population
Population trend
Decreasing
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Aspalathus rosea Garab. ex R.DahlgrenEN A2c; B1ab(iii,v)Raimondo et al. (2009)
Aspalathus rosea Garab. ex R.DahlgrenRare Hilton-Taylor (1996)
Bibliography

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.


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.


Citation
Helme, N.A., Schutte-Vlok, A.L., Euston-Brown, D.I.W. & Raimondo, D. 2007. Aspalathus rosea Garab. ex R.Dahlgren. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version . Accessed on 2024/06/14

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