Streptocarpus floribundus

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Streptocarpus floribundus Weigend & T.J.Edwards
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
GESNERIACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Vulnerable D2
Assessment Date
2011/10/06
Assessor(s)
I.M. Johnson, D.U. Bellstedt & L. von Staden
Justification
Plants at one known location are potentially threatened by habitat degradation.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
KwaZulu-Natal
Range
Kranskop.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Scarp Forest
Description
Scarp forest, on doleritic cliffs, 900-1 100 m.
Threats
The only known locality for this species is in a densely populated area where it is potentially threatened by degradation of its forest habitat due to subsistence use.
Population

Streptocarpus floribundus appear to be extremely rare and localized (Weigend and Edwards 1994). Extensive searches in the area failed to record any other subpopulations (Weigend and Edwards 1994), and this species remains known only from Hilliard's type collection. Recent searches of the type locality also failed to record any individuals of this species (I.M. Johnson pers. comm.). Although plants could not be located, the habitat is still intact, and there is currently no reason to suspect that the species is declining, but perhaps rather difficult to find. More surveys are needed.


Population trend
Unknown
Conservation
Not currently conserved in any formally protected area.
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Streptocarpus floribundus Weigend & T.J.EdwardsVU D2Raimondo et al. (2009)
Streptocarpus floribundus Weigend & T.J.EdwardsVU Scott-Shaw (1999)
Streptocarpus floribundus Weigend & T.J.EdwardsVulnerable Hilton-Taylor (1996)
Bibliography

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.


Scott-Shaw, C.R. 1999. Rare and threatened plants of KwaZulu-Natal and neighbouring regions. KwaZulu-Natal Nature Conservation Service, Pietermaritzburg.


Weigend, M. and Edwards, T.J. 1994. Notes on Streptocarpus primulifolius (Gesneriaceae). South African Journal of Botany 60(3):168-169.


Citation
Johnson, I.M., Bellstedt, D.U. & von Staden, L. 2011. Streptocarpus floribundus Weigend & T.J.Edwards. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2019/08/22

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