Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Rhynchosia galpinii Baker f.
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
FABACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Data Deficient - Taxonomically Problematic
Assessment Date
2018/05/22
Assessor(s)
L. von Staden
Justification
A poorly known, taxonomically problematic species. It is possibly widespread across eastern South Africa, but may also be restricted to the Barberton area. Based on currently available data, its risk of extinction cannot be assessed.
Distribution
Endemism
Not endemic to South Africa
Provincial distribution
Mpumalanga
Range
This species was described from the Barberton area in South Africa (Baker 1923), and has also been recorded in Swaziland (Compton 1976) and Mozambique (Verdcourt 2001). It is possibly more widespread in South Africa, but the identification of records from Limpopo and KwaZulu-Natal is uncertain.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Long Tom Pass Montane Grassland, Steenkampsberg Montane Grassland, Barberton Montane Grassland, KaNgwane Montane Grassland
Description
Open, dense woodland on stony slopes.
Threats
Uncertain, possibly threatened by habitat loss to timber plantations in the past, and currently by expansion of mines, and spreading alien invasive plants.
Population

This species is known from a few, scattered records and was last recorded in South Africa in 1971. Locality descriptions are vague, making it difficult to infer its habitat preferences. The current population trend is not known.


Population trend
Unknown
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Rhynchosia galpinii Baker f.Least Concern Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

Baker, E.G. 1923. Revision of South African species of Rhynchosia. Bothalia 1:113-138.


Burtt Davy, J. 1932. A manual of the flowering plants and ferns of the Transvaal with Swaziland, South Africa. Part II. Malvaceae-Umbelliferae. Longmans, Green & Co., London.


Compton, R.H. 1976. The flora of Swaziland. Journal of South African Botany Supplement 11:259-264.


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.


Verdcourt, B. 2001. Rhynchosia. In: G.V. Pope and R.M. Polhill (eds). Flora Zambesiaca 3 (Part 5):168-210. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.


Citation
von Staden, L. 2018. Rhynchosia galpinii Baker f. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2020/08/10

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