Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Krauseola mosambicina (Moss) Pax & K.Hoffm.
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
CARYOPHYLLACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Least Concern
Assessment Date
2016/09/27
Assessor(s)
D. Raimondo & H. Matimele
Justification
A widespread and common near-endemic to the Maputaland Centre of Endemism (National EOO 12 376 km²). In spite of widespread habitat loss and degradation, it is not suspected to be in danger of extinction as it is resilient to disturbance.
Distribution
Endemism
Not endemic to South Africa
Provincial distribution
KwaZulu-Natal
Range
KwaZulu-Natal coast from Durban northwards to Chirindzene in Gaza Province, southern Mozambique.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Indian Ocean Coastal Belt, Savanna
Description
Open scrub in sandy soils on dunes, often in disturbed places.
Threats
Coastal areas have been extensively transformed and disturbed as a result of coastal and infrastructure development, timber plantations (on the Maputaland coastal plain) and sugarcane cultivation. This species may have declined in some places, but it is also resilient to disturbance, and the population has increased in many areas such as along road verges.
Population

This species is widespread and common, particularly in disturbed places.


Population trend
Stable
Notes
K. mosambicina, or Isihlaza, is a traditional Zulu remedy for stomach ailments.
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Krauseola mosambicina (Moss) Pax & K.Hoffm.Least Concern 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.


Wild, H. 1961. Caryophyllaceae. In: A.W. Exell and H. Wild (eds). Flora Zambesiaca 1 (Part 2):337-358. Crown Agents for Oversea Governments and Administrations, London.


Citation
Raimondo, D. & Matimele, H. 2016. Krauseola mosambicina (Moss) Pax & K.Hoffm. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2024/02/24

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