Acanthopsis villosa

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Acanthopsis villosa H.M.Steyn
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
ACANTHACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Least Concern
Assessment Date
2015/06/04
Assessor(s)
L. von Staden & H.M. Steyn
Justification
A range-restricted species (EOO 7458 km²), but not threatened.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Northern Cape
Range
Steinkopf to Calvinia.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Succulent Karoo
Description
Well-drained sandy soils derived from granite or quartzite, often in association with rocky outcrops.
Population

This species is known from only a few, scattered records, but it occurs in a remote and botanically poorly explored area, and is likely to be more common than records indicate.


Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Acanthopsis sp. (Koekemoer 4398 PRE)Least Concern 2015.1
Bibliography

Steyn, H.M. and Van Wyk, A.E. 2015. Taxonomic notes on the Acanthopsis disperma-hoffmannseggiana complex (Acanthaceae, tribe Acantheae), with an interim key to members of the genus. Phytotaxa 219(1):1-26.


Citation
von Staden, L. & Steyn, H.M. 2015. Acanthopsis villosa H.M.Steyn. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2017/03/25

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