Tylecodon pusillus

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Tylecodon pusillus Bruyns
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
CRASSULACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Vulnerable D2
Assessment Date
2015/05/12
Assessor(s)
L. von Staden
Justification
A rare and localized habitat specialist (EOO 370 km²), known from four locations and potentially threatened by habitat degradation and trampling due to overstocking of livestock, as well as collecting of mature individuals from the wild for the succulent trade.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Northern Cape
Range
Umdaus to Steinkopf.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Umdaus Mountains Succulent Shrubland, Eenriet Plains Succulent Shrubland
Description
Gentle slopes and flats with quartz or granite gravel.
Threats
Potentially threatened by collecting for the succulent trade and habitat degradation and trampling due to overstocking of livestock.
Population

A rare and poorly known species.


Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Tylecodon pusillus BruynsVU D22015.1
Tylecodon pusillus BruynsLeast Concern Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

Bruyns, P. 1989. Three new species of Tylecodon (Crassulaceae) from the western Cape. South African Journal of Botany 55(3):332-336.


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.


Snijman, D.A. 2013. Plants of the Greater Cape Floristic Region 2: The extra Cape flora. Strelitzia 30. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.


Van Jaarsveld, E.J. and Koutnik, D. 2004. Cotyledon and Tylecodon. Umdaus Press, Pretoria.


Citation
von Staden, L. 2015. Tylecodon pusillus Bruyns. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2019/05/22

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