Dianthus basuticus Burtt Davy subsp. fourcadei S.S.Hooper
Status and Criteria
|L. von Staden|
|A range-restricted taxon (EOO 1017 km²), known from six to eight locations and declining due to ongoing habitat loss and degradation.|
|South African endemic|
|Eastern Cape, Western Cape|
|Mountain slopes in the Uniondale and Uitenhage districts.|
Habitat and Ecology
|Langkloof Shale Renosterveld, Uniondale Shale Renosterveld, Kouga Grassy Sandstone Fynbos, Kouga Sandstone Fynbos, Tsitsikamma Sandstone Fynbos|
|Rocky slopes in renosterveld and lower sandstone slopes.|
|The most severe threat to this taxon is ongoing habitat loss and fragmentation due to ongoing agricultural expansion. In addition, remaining fragments also continue to be degraded to overgrazing.|
This taxon is poorly known and rarely collected, but may also be overlooked. Historical records indicate that it occurs at between six and eight locations, and continuing population decline is inferred from ongoing habitat loss to agricultural expansion at most known locations.
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
|Dianthus basuticus Burtt Davy subsp. fourcadei S.S.Hooper||Least Concern ||Raimondo et al. (2009)|
Hooper, S.S. 1959. The genus Dianthus in central and South Africa. Hooker's Icones Plantarum 37:1-59.
Manning, J.C. and Goldblatt, P. 2012. Plants of the Greater Cape Floristic Region 1: The Core Cape Flora. Strelitzia 29. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.
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.
Vlok, J. and Schutte-Vlok, A.L. 2010. Plants of the Klein Karoo. Umdaus Press, Hatfield.
|von Staden, L. 2016. Dianthus basuticus Burtt Davy subsp. fourcadei S.S.Hooper. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2017/03/27|