Tylecodon cordiformis

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Tylecodon cordiformis G.Will.
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
CRASSULACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Critically Rare
Assessment Date
2015/05/12
Assessor(s)
E.J. van Jaarsveld & D. Raimondo
Justification
A rare, localized and poorly known species, but not threatened.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Northern Cape
Range
Port Nolloth district, southern end of the Harrasberg.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Succulent Karoo
Description
Sheltered rock cracks on rocky mountain slopes.
Threats
No threats.
Population
Population trend
Stable
Notes
This species is very similar to Tylecodon bayeri (Van Jaarsveld and Koutnik 2004), and Snijman (2013) suggests that it should be treated as a synonym of T. bayeri.
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Tylecodon cordiformis G.Will.Critically Rare Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

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.


Williamson, G. 1998. A new Tylecodon (Crassulaceae) from northern Namaqualand, Northern Cape Province of South Africa. Cactus and Succulent Journal 70(5):255-258.


Citation
van Jaarsveld, E.J. & Raimondo, D. 2015. Tylecodon cordiformis G.Will. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2019/05/27

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Distribution map

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