Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Kalanchoe alticola Compton
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
CRASSULACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Data Deficient - Insufficient Information
Assessment Date
2007/02/11
Assessor(s)
P.M. Burgoyne, J.E. Burrows, M. Lötter & L. von Staden
Justification
There are no precise sites for this species in South Africa and collections are generally old. In Swaziland it occurs in an area heavily transformed by sugarcane. Surveys are needed to determine the status of this species.
Distribution
Endemism
Not endemic to South Africa
Provincial distribution
Mpumalanga
Range
Barberton to north-eastern Swaziland.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Grassland
Description
Shallow peaty soils on granite rock, or in rock crevices, 900-1800 m.
Threats
Unknown. This species is very poorly known and has not been collected in a very long time. It is found in an area extensively transformed by commercial sugarcane farming, but it is not known whether this have/may affect this species. Could also potentially be threatened by invasive alien plants.
Population
Population trend
Unknown
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Kalanchoe alticola ComptonData Deficient Raimondo et al. (2009)
Kalanchoe alticola ComptonRare Hilton-Taylor (1996)
Kalanchoe alticola ComptonRare Hall et al. (1980)
Bibliography

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


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.


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.


Tölken, H.R. 1985. Crassulaceae. In: O.A. Leistner (ed). Flora of southern Africa 14,1:1-244. Botanical Research Institute, Pretoria.


Citation
Burgoyne, P.M., Burrows, J.E., Lötter, M. & von Staden, L. 2007. Kalanchoe alticola Compton. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version . Accessed on 2024/07/14

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