Streptocarpus occultus

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Streptocarpus occultus Hilliard
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
GESNERIACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Vulnerable D2
Assessment Date
2007/05/21
Assessor(s)
M. Lötter, J. Truter & L. von Staden
Justification
Four known locations are potentially threatened by alien plant invasions and inappropriate fire management.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Mpumalanga
Range
Ermelo to Swaziland border.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
KaNgwane Montane Grassland
Description
Grassland, on granite outcrops or boulders.
Threats
The area in which this species occurs is about 65% transformed by plantations (calculated using GIS). Forestry plantations do not appear to have extended into the habitat of this very localized species, however, disturbance has caused the spread of alien invasive plants, could potentially outcompete native species.
Population
Population trend
Stable
Conservation
Not currently conserved in any formally protected area.
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Streptocarpus occultis HilliardVU D2Raimondo 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
Lötter, M., Truter, J. & von Staden, L. 2007. Streptocarpus occultus Hilliard. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2019/05/26

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