Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Rafnia capensis (L.) Schinz subsp. elsieae G.J.Campbell & B.-E.van Wyk
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
FABACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Rare
Assessment Date
2006/05/10
Assessor(s)
G. Campbell-Young & D. Raimondo
Justification
This species has an extent of occurrence (EOO) of less than 150 km² and is a high altitude habitat specialist that is not affected by too frequent fire. It is therefore listed under the IUCN 3.1 Criteria, globally, as Least Concern but is nationally categorised as Rare.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
It occurs in the Waaihoek Mountains and Hex River Mountains near Worcester.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Western Altimontane Sandstone Fynbos, Northern Inland Shale Band Vegetation
Description
Plants grow on shale bands and rocky slopes in montane fynbos.
Threats
No threats have been reported for this species.
Population
Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Rafnia capensis (L.) Schinz subsp. elsieae 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
Campbell-Young, G. & Raimondo, D. 2006. Rafnia capensis (L.) Schinz subsp. elsieae 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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