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Viscum dielsianum

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Viscum dielsianum Dinter ex Neusser
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
SANTALACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Least Concern
Assessment Date
2015/05/06
Assessor(s)
D.A. Kamundi & L. von Staden
Justification
A poorly known, but widespread species that is not in danger of extinction.
Distribution
Endemism
Not endemic to South Africa
Provincial distribution
Northern Cape
Range
Southern Namibia to the Richtersveld, extending eastwards along the Gariep Valley into Bushmanland.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Desert
Description
Parasitic on species of Boscia, Euclea and possibly Acacia.
Threats
It is possibly threatened by habitat loss and degradation due to mining and overgrazing in the Richtersveld, but elsewhere it its range it is unlikely to be threatened.
Population

This species is poorly known in South Africa, where it was formerly considered synonymous with V. capense (Wiens and Tölken 1979), with which it overlaps in range.


Population trend
Unknown
Citation
Kamundi, D.A. & von Staden, L. 2015. Viscum dielsianum Dinter ex Neusser. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2020/04/06

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