Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Phylica elimensis Pillans
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
RHAMNACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Endangered B1ab(ii,iii,v)
Assessment Date
2018/05/23
Assessor(s)
N.A. Helme, D. Raimondo & L. von Staden
Justification
EOO 1895 km², three to five remaining locations are declining due to ongoing habitat loss to crop cultivation, urban and infrastructure development and alien plant invasion.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Elim to Riversdale.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Mossel Bay Shale Renosterveld, Eastern Ruens Shale Renosterveld, Central Ruens Shale Renosterveld, Potberg Ferricrete Fynbos, Elim Ferricrete Fynbos
Description
Shale slopes and flats.
Threats
Most of this species' habitat has been lost to crop cultivation and only small remnants remain. These continue to be degraded due to overgrazing, inappropriate fire management and spreading alien invasive plants.
Population

A very rare species known from a few, scattered records. Recent field observations indicate that subpopulations occur on small, isolated remnants of lowland fynbos and renosterveld.


Population trend
Decreasing
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Phylica elimensis PillansVU B1ab(ii,iii,v)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., Raimondo, D. & von Staden, L. 2018. Phylica elimensis Pillans. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2020/07/10

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