Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Euphorbia restricta R.A.Dyer
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
EUPHORBIACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Rare
Assessment Date
2019/04/03
Assessor(s)
P.J.D. Winter, J.E. Victor & L. von Staden
Justification
EOO 1900 km². A habitat specialist restricted to a few mountain peaks. Not threatened.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Limpopo
Range
East of Mokopane and along the Strydpoort Mountains to the Drakensberg Escarpment and southwards to the Olifants River Valley near Penge.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Poung Dolomite Mountain Bushveld, Strydpoort Summit Sourveld, Wolkberg Dolomite Grassland
Description
Montane mistbelt grassland, in shallow, humus-rich soils wedged among boulders of dolomite outcrops at around 1500 m.
Threats
There are no threats to this species (Fourie 1984).
Population
Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Euphorbia restricta R.A.DyerRare Raimondo et al. (2009)
Euphorbia restricta R.A.DyerRare Hilton-Taylor (1996)
Euphorbia restricta R.A.DyerRare Hall et al. (1980)
Bibliography

Bruce, E.A., Brueckner, A., Dyer, R.A., Kies, P. and Verdoorn, J.C. 1951. Newly Described Species. Bothalia 6(1):213-248.


Fourie, S.P. 1984. Threatened Euphorbias of the Transvaal. The Euphorbia Journal 2:75-90.


Hall, A.V., De Winter, M., De Winter, B. and Van Oosterhout, S.A.M. 1980. Threatened plants of southern Africa. South African National Scienctific Programmes Report 45. CSIR, Pretoria.


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.


Citation
Winter, P.J.D., Victor, J.E. & von Staden, L. 2019. Euphorbia restricta R.A.Dyer. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version . Accessed on 2024/06/14

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