Otholobium pungens

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Otholobium pungens C.H.Stirt.
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
FABACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Endangered B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii)
Assessment Date
2006/04/18
Assessor(s)
D. Raimondo
Justification
EOO 675 km², two known locations are declining due to alien plant invasion. Until 1986 this rare species was only known from the vicinity of Potberg mountain, but it was recently discovered near Hawston, substantially increasing the known range. It was probably more common in the intervening areas, which are now under wheat cultivation.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Kleinmond to Potberg.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Eastern Rûens Shale Renosterveld, Western Rûens Shale Renosterveld, Elim Ferricrete Fynbos, Swellendam Silcrete Fynbos, Potberg Ferricrete Fynbos
Description
Renosterveld-fynbos scrub and coastal renosterveld, 20-160 m.
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
Otholobium pungens C.H.Stirt.EN B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii)Raimondo et al. (2009)
Otholobium pungens C.H.Stirt.Endangered Hilton-Taylor (1996)
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.


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.


Stirton, C. 1989. A revision of Otholobium C.H.Stirton (Papilionoideae, Leguminosae). Unpublished Ph.D., University of Cape Town, Cape Town.


Citation
Raimondo, D. 2006. Otholobium pungens C.H.Stirt. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2019/03/25

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