Acanthopsis erosa H.M.Steyn
Status and Criteria
|L. von Staden & H.M. Steyn|
|A rare, range-restricted species, but not threatened.|
|South African endemic|
|Doring River Valley in the northern Ceres Karoo north of Swartruggens.|
Habitat and Ecology
|Swartruggens Quartzite Karoo|
|Deep sandy soils in Swartruggens Quartzite Karoo.|
|This species' habitat, Swartruggens Quartzite Karoo, is still 90% intact, although parts of it is degraded due to overgrazing. No threats were observed at the type locality, currently the only known subpopulation (H.M. Steyn pers. obs.).|
This species is currently known from a single subpopulation from an area known for its several endemics. The area is remote and still relatively poorly explored, and it is likely that other, undiscovered subpopulations exist.
Steyn, H.M. and Van Wyk, A.E. 2016. Taxonomic notes on the shrublet species of Acanthopsis (Acanthaceae, tribe Acantheae), with two new species from South Africa. Phytotaxa 244(2):145-160.
|von Staden, L. & Steyn, H.M. 2015. Acanthopsis erosa H.M.Steyn. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2017/03/31|