Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Rafnia rostrata G.J.Campbell & B.-E.van Wyk subsp. pluriflora G.J.Campbell & B.-E.van Wyk
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
FABACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Rare
Assessment Date
2018/06/12
Assessor(s)
D. Raimondo, G. Campbell-Young & L. von Staden
Justification
This taxon has a restricted range, with an extent of occurrence (EOO) of 573 km², and an area of occupancy (AOO) of 64 km². It is known from seven locations. The population is not suspected to be declining at present, but it is potentially threatened by competition from alien invasive plants at least in one known location.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
It is endemic to a small area in the Swartberg Mountains in the Western Cape province of South Africa.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Swartberg Altimontane Sandstone Fynbos, South Swartberg Sandstone Fynbos, North Swartberg Sandstone Fynbos
Description
It occurs on steep upper slopes and summit ridges in sandstone fynbos.
Threats
Scattered alien invasive plants are present in this species' habitat around the Swartberg Pass, and could potentially outcompete native species in future if left unmanaged. The area is also subjected to too frequent fires, but this is unlikely to affect this resprouter.
Population

There is no information available on the population of this species.


Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Rafnia rostrata G.J.Campbell & B.-E.van Wyk subsp. pluriflora G.J.Campbell & B.-E.van WykRare Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

Campbell, G.J. and Van Wyk, B.-E. 2001. A taxonomic revision of Rafnia (Fabaceae, Crotalarieae). South African Journal of Botany 67(2):90-149.


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.


Citation
Raimondo, D., Campbell-Young, G. & von Staden, L. 2018. Rafnia rostrata G.J.Campbell & B.-E.van Wyk subsp. pluriflora G.J.Campbell & B.-E.van Wyk. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version . Accessed on 2024/07/18

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