Cyclopia filiformis

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Cyclopia filiformis Kies
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
FABACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Extinct
Assessment Date
2005/08/04
Assessor(s)
J.E. Victor & A.P. Dold
Justification
Not seen since the type collection was made in 1897. Repeated searches in the area have failed to relocate it. Afforestation and alien plant invasions have likely led to this species' extinction.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Eastern Cape
Range
Van Stadens River.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Fynbos
Description
Coastal fynbos on river banks, 100 m.
Threats
Afforestation led to the extinction of this species. SAFCOL have put effort into removing alien vegetation and pine plantations and are trying to get the area declared as a Natural Heritage Site.
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Cyclopia filiformis KiesExtinct Raimondo et al. (2009)
Cyclopia filiformis KiesExtinct 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.


Schutte, A.L. 1997. Systematics of the genus Cyclopia Vent. (Fabaceae, Podalyrieae). Edinburgh Journal of Botany 54(2):125-170.


Citation
Victor, J.E. & Dold, A.P. 2005. Cyclopia filiformis Kies. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2019/04/20

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