Otholobium saxosum

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Otholobium saxosum C.H.Stirt.
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
FABACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Endangered D
Assessment Date
2008/02/20
Assessor(s)
J.H. Vlok & D. Raimondo
Justification
Less than 250 mature individuals remain at two known locations after habitat of this species was lost to forestry plantations and alien plant invasion, but it is not currently declining.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Langeberg Mountains, Garcia's Pass.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
South Langeberg Sandstone Fynbos
Description
Moist loamy soils on south-facing slopes.
Threats
Most of this range-restricted species' habitat has been lost to forestry plantations and degraded and subsequently invaded by alien invasive plants to the extent that only one small subpopulation remains. This subpopulation is however not currently facing any threat and forestry plantations are not expected to expand further.
Population
Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Otholobium saxosum C.H.Stirt.EN DRaimondo 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.


Manning, J.C. and Goldblatt, P. 2012. Plants of the Greater Cape Floristic Region 1: The Core Cape Flora. Strelitzia 29. South African National Biodiversity 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 Unpublished Ph.D., University of Cape Town, Cape Town.


Vlok, J. and Schutte-Vlok, A.L. 2010. Plants of the Klein Karoo. Umdaus Press, Hatfield.


Citation
Vlok, J.H. & Raimondo, D. 2008. Otholobium saxosum C.H.Stirt. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2019/03/25

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