Streptocarpus porphyrostachys

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Streptocarpus porphyrostachys Hilliard
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
GESNERIACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Near Threatened D2
Assessment Date
2005/05/13
Assessor(s)
C.R. Scott-Shaw & J.E. Victor
Justification
A range-restricted habitat specialist (AOO<35 km²), known from less than 10 locations and potentially threatened by habitat degradation as a result of deforestation for subsistence use.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal
Range
Umtamvuna River to Lupatana River.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Forest
Description
Scarp forest, on damp rock faces in gorges and along the lips of the gorges under moist rock overhangs.
Population
Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Streptocarpus porphyrostachys HilliardNT D2Raimondo et al. (2009)
Streptocarpus porphyrostachys HilliardLower Risk - Least Concern Scott-Shaw (1999)
Streptocarpus porphyrostachys HilliardIndeterminate Hilton-Taylor (1996)
Streptocarpus porphyrostachys HilliardUncertain Hall et al. (1980)
Bibliography

Hall, A.V., De Winter, M., De Winter, B. and Van Oosterhout, S.A.M. 1980. Threatened plants of southern Africa. South African National Scienctific Programmes Report 45. CSIR, Pretoria.


Hilliard, O.M. and Burtt, B.L. 1971. Streptocarpus: an African plant study. University of Natal Press, Pietermaritzburg.


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.


Citation
Scott-Shaw, C.R. & Victor, J.E. 2005. Streptocarpus porphyrostachys Hilliard. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2019/05/27

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