Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Phylica stenantha Pillans
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
RHAMNACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Vulnerable D2
Assessment Date
2018/05/25
Assessor(s)
N.A. Helme & L. von Staden
Justification
A localized species (EOO 175 km²), known from four locations and potentially threatened by competition from alien invasive plants.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Riviersonderend Mountains.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
North Sonderend Sandstone Fynbos
Description
Gentle, rocky lower north-facing sandstone slopes in fynbos.
Threats
Scattered alien invasive plants are present in the habitat, but at present there is no threat to this species. It may however outcompete native species in future if left unmanaged. The southern slopes of the Riviersonderend Mountains is already densely infested with alien invasive plants through lack of management action.
Population

A localized, but locally common species. The population is not suspected to be declining.


Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Phylica stenantha PillansRare Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

Goldblatt, P. and Manning, J.C. 2000. Cape Plants: A conspectus of the Cape Flora of South Africa. Strelitzia 9. National Botanical Institute, Cape Town.


Pillans, N.S. 1942. The genus Phylica, Linn. Journal of South African Botany 8(1):1-164.


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.


Citation
Helme, N.A. & von Staden, L. 2018. Phylica stenantha Pillans. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2020/07/10

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