Silene saldanhensis

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Silene saldanhensis J.C.Manning & Goldblatt
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
CARYOPHYLLACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Endangered B1ab(iii,v)+2ab(iii,v)
Assessment Date
2014/05/08
Assessor(s)
L. von Staden & J.G. Claassens
Justification
EOO 291 km², three known locations continue to decline due to ongoing habitat loss.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Saldanha Bay to Hopefield.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Saldanha Limestone Strandveld, Saldanha Flats Strandveld
Description
Calcareous sand and consolidated calcrete dunes.
Threats
This species is threatened by ongoing habitat loss to infrastructure development at Saldanha, and crop cultivation around Hopefield.
Population

Subpopulations are small and localized.


Population trend
Decreasing
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Silene saldanhensis J.C.Manning & GoldblattEN B1ab(iii,v)+2ab(iii,v)2014.1
Bibliography

Manning, J.C. and Goldblatt, P. 2012. A taxonomic revision of the southern African native and naturalized species of Silene L. (Caryophyllaceae). Bothalia 42(2):147-186.


Citation
von Staden, L. & Claassens, J.G. 2014. Silene saldanhensis J.C.Manning & Goldblatt. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2018/11/18

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