Otholobium sp. nov. (Esterhuysen 11381 K)

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Otholobium sp. nov. (Esterhuysen 11381 K)
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
FABACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Critically Endangered B1ab(iii,v); C2a(i)
Assessment Date
2007/12/13
Assessor(s)
D. Raimondo
Justification
Known from one location. This very rare species has lost most of its habitat to wheat cultivation. Its habitat is currently being degraded by livestock grazing and ongoing invasion of alien Eucalyptus sp., Hakea sp. and Acacia spp. The only known location is a municipal commonage so future housing or agricultural development is a potential threat.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Lower slopes of Shaw's Mountain.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Elim Ferricrete Fynbos, Rûens Silcrete Renosterveld, Western Rûens Shale Renosterveld
Description
Stony clay slopes, on transitions between sandstone and shale soils.
Threats
Habitat degradation, Invasive Alien Species (direct effects), Habitat loss
Population
Population trend
Decreasing
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Otholobium sp. nov. (Esterhuysen 11381 K)CR B1ab(iii,v); C2a(i)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.


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 Unpublished Ph.D., University of Cape Town, Cape Town.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. 2007. Otholobium sp. nov. (Esterhuysen 11381 K). National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2019/03/25

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