Otholobium rubicundum

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Otholobium rubicundum C.H.Stirt.
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
FABACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Critically Endangered B1ab(iii,v)
Assessment Date
2006/11/30
Assessor(s)
J.H. Vlok & D. Raimondo
Justification
EOO<100 km², fewer than five severely fragmented subpopulations remain on isolated renosterveld fragments after most of the habitat has been transformed for crop cultivation. Decline is continuing due to livestock overgrazing.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Lower slopes of the Swartberg Mountains.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Kango Limestone Renosterveld, Matjiesfontein Quartzite Fynbos, Swartberg Shale Fynbos, South Swartberg Sandstone Fynbos
Description
Transitional renosterveld and arid montane fynbos, 650 m.
Threats
Habitat loss, Habitat degradation
Population
Population trend
Decreasing
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Otholobium rubicundum C.H.Stirt.CR B1ab(iii,v)Raimondo et al. (2009)
Otholobium rubicundum C.H.Stirt.Vulnerable 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 Unpublished Ph.D., University of Cape Town, Cape Town.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
Vlok, J.H. & Raimondo, D. 2006. Otholobium rubicundum C.H.Stirt. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2019/03/25

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