Streptocarpus makabengensis

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Streptocarpus makabengensis Hilliard
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
GESNERIACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Vulnerable D1
Assessment Date
2016/09/26
Assessor(s)
L. von Staden & P.J.D. Winter
Justification
A range-restricted species endemic to a rare, specialized habitat (EOO <0.01 km²), and known from two subpopulations and fewer than 1000 plants. It is potentially threatened by habitat loss to mining.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Limpopo
Range
Makgabeng Mountain, northern Limpopo.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Soutpansberg Mountain Bushveld
Description
Steep upper slopes and cliffs, in moist areas under overhanging rocks in the mistbelt, southern aspects, 1220 m.
Threats
This species' habitat is remote and inaccessible, and there are no current threats. There are however mining applications on the Makgabeng Mountain, which could potentially lead to habitat loss.
Population

There are three small colonies under two overhanging rocks, and it is estimated that the population numbers fewer than 1000 plants. There has been no recent field surveys, and the population trend is not known, but is presumed to be stable.


Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Streptocarpus makabengensis HilliardVU D1Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

Hilliard, O.M. 1992. Two new species of Streptocarpus from southern Africa. Edinburgh Journal of Botany 49(1):75.


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. & Winter, P.J.D. 2016. Streptocarpus makabengensis Hilliard. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2019/05/27

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