Cyclopia plicata

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Cyclopia plicata Kies
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
FABACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Endangered B1ab(iii,v)+2ab(iii,v)
Assessment Date
2011/06/03
Assessor(s)
J.H. Vlok & D. Raimondo
Justification
EOO 219 km², plants at four known locations are declining due to honey bush tea harvesting and altered fire regimes.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Eastern Cape, Western Cape
Range
Kammanassie and Kouga Mountains.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Central Inland Shale Band Vegetation, Kouga Sandstone Fynbos, South Kammanassie Sandstone Fynbos
Description
Montane fynbos on shale bands in loamy rocky soil, 1 000-1 700 m.
Threats
Severely threatened by harvesting for honey bush tea. No regrowth has been observed in severely harvested individuals in the Kammanassie Mountains. This reseeding species is also affected by altered fire regimes and is likely to decline if fire return cycles are too frequent.
Population
Population trend
Decreasing
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Cyclopia plicata KiesEN B1ab(iii,v)Raimondo et al. (2009)
Cyclopia plicata KiesRare Hilton-Taylor (1996)
Bibliography

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
Vlok, J.H. & Raimondo, D. 2011. Cyclopia plicata Kies. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2019/06/19

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Distribution map

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