Cyclopia alopecuroides

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Cyclopia alopecuroides A.L.Schutte
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
FABACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Endangered B1ab(v)+2ab(v)
Assessment Date
2011/06/03
Assessor(s)
J.H. Vlok & D. Raimondo
Justification
EOO <70 km², three locations known. Plants on the Kammanassie Mountain are reseeders, while those on the Groot Swartberg resprout after fire. Harvesting for honey bush tea is causing continuing decline to the reseeders, which, unlike the resprouting subpopulations, are unable to cope with harvesting pressure.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Groot Swartberg and Kammanassie Mountains.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
South Kammanassie Sandstone Fynbos, Central Inland Shale Band Vegetation, South Swartberg Sandstone Fynbos, North Kammanassie Sandstone Fynbos
Description
Subalpine montane fynbos occurring on shale bands, 1 500-2 000 m.
Threats
The subpopulation on the Kammanassie (the reseeding form of this species) is known from less than 500 plants and is being targeted by the honey bush tea industry. Subpopulations on Swartberg are the resprouting form and are not threatened.
Population
Population trend
Decreasing
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Cyclopia alopecuroides A.L.SchutteEN B1ab(v)Raimondo 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.


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 alopecuroides A.L.Schutte. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2019/04/22

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