Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Cotyledon adscendens R.A.Dyer
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
CRASSULACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Endangered B1ab(ii,iii,iv,v)+2ab(ii,iii,iv,v)
Assessment Date
2007/04/29
Assessor(s)
D. Raimondo
Justification
EOO and AOO<35 km², three remaining locations continue to decline due to ongoing habitat loss and degradation as a result of coastal development and alien plant invasion. The majority of its remaining habitat has been zoned for housing development and is likely to be lost in the next 10 years.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Eastern Cape
Range
Port Elizabeth to Coega.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
St Francis Dune Thicket, Sundays Valley Thicket, Grass Ridge Bontveld, Bethelsdorp Bontveld
Description
Thicket vegetation behind coastal dunes within 1 km of the sea.
Threats
Habitat loss, Invasive Alien Species (direct effects), Habitat degradation
Population
Population trend
Decreasing
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Cotyledon adscendens R.A.DyerEN B1ab(ii,iii,iv,v)+2ab(ii,iii,iv,v)Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

Goldblatt, P. and Manning, J.C. 2000. Cape Plants: A conspectus of the Cape Flora of South Africa. Strelitzia 9. National Botanical Institute, Cape Town.


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
Raimondo, D. 2007. Cotyledon adscendens R.A.Dyer. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2021/09/21

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