Streptocarpus actinoflorus

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Streptocarpus actinoflorus T.J.Edwards & M.Hughes
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
GESNERIACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Endangered B1ab(iii,v)+2ab(iii,v)
Assessment Date
2007/05/15
Assessor(s)
T.J. Edwards & D. Raimondo
Justification
EOO 166 km², three known locations remain after much of this species' habitat has been converted to forestry plantations. It continues to decline due to alien plant invasion of the habitat.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Limpopo, Mpumalanga
Range
Mariepskop to Blyde.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Northern Escarpment Dolomite Grassland, Northern Escarpment Quartzite Sourveld, Northern Mistbelt Forest
Description
Ecotone between grassland and dry mistbelt forest and in south-facing grassland areas.
Threats
Much of this species' habitat has been transformed and fragmented by forestry plantations. Remaining subpopulations are threatened by competition from alien invasive plants, and potentially further habitat loss to plantations.
Population
Population trend
Decreasing
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Streptocarpus sp. nov. (Edwards, Hughes & Moeller 3241 NU)EN B1ab(iii,v)Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

Edwards, T.J., Hughes, M., Möller, M. and Bellstedt, D. 2008. New Streptocarpus species (Gesneriaceae) from South Africa. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 158(4):743-748.


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
Edwards, T.J. & Raimondo, D. 2007. Streptocarpus actinoflorus T.J.Edwards & M.Hughes. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2019/05/27

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