Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Phylica natalensis Pillans
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
RHAMNACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Vulnerable B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii)
Assessment Date
2006/05/17
Assessor(s)
J.E. Victor & A.T.D. Abbott
Justification
EOO 1090 km², AOO<1090 km², eight locations remain after much of this species' habitat was lost to crop cultivation and coastal development, especially in southern KwaZulu-Natal. It continues to decline in the Pondoland area due to ongoing habitat degradation as a result of too frequent fire and overgrazing.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal
Range
Southern KwaZulu-Natal and Pondoland.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Pondoland-Ugu Sandstone Coastal Sourveld
Description
Pondoland coastal grassland, in rocky sites on Msikaba Formation Sandstone.
Threats
Habitat loss, Invasive Alien Species (direct effects), Habitat degradation
Population
Population trend
Decreasing
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Phylica natalensis PillansVU B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii)Raimondo et al. (2009)
Phylica natalensis PillansVU Scott-Shaw (1999)
Phylica natalensis PillansVulnerable Hilton-Taylor (1996)
Bibliography

Hilton-Taylor, C. 1996. Red data list of southern African plants. Strelitzia 4. South African National Botanical 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.


Scott-Shaw, C.R. 1999. Rare and threatened plants of KwaZulu-Natal and neighbouring regions. KwaZulu-Natal Nature Conservation Service, Pietermaritzburg.


Citation
Victor, J.E. & Abbott, A.T.D. 2006. Phylica natalensis Pillans. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2021/04/18

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