Macledium zeyheri subsp. thyrsiflorum

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Macledium zeyheri (Sond.) S.Ortíz subsp. thyrsiflorum (Klatt) Netnou
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
ASTERACEAE
Synonyms
Dicoma kirkii Harv. var. microcephala S.Moore, Dicoma thyrsiflora (Klatt) Thell., Dicoma zeyheri Sond. var. thyrsiflora Klatt
National Status
Status and Criteria
Vulnerable D2
Assessment Date
2016/01/25
Assessor(s)
L. von Staden
Justification
A range-restricted (EOO 355 km²) habitat specialist known from four locations and potentially threatened by habitat loss to mining and competition from alien invasive plants.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Mpumalanga
Range
Barberton.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Barberton Serpentine Sourveld, Legogote Sour Bushveld
Description
Serpentine outcrops in montane grassland and dry woodland.
Threats
Potentially threatened by habitat loss to mining - there are many mining applications on mineral-rich serpentine soils in the Barberton district - as well as competition from alien invasive plants.
Population
Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Macledium zeyheri (Sond.) S.Ortíz subsp. thyrsiflorum (Klatt) NetnouThreatened Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

Netnou, N.C. 2001. A revision of the genera Dicoma Cass. and Macledium Cass. (Asteraceae, Mutisieae) in southern Africa. Unpublished M.Sc., Rand Afrikaans University, Johannesburg.


Netnou, N.C. and van Wyk, B.-E. 2003. A new combination in the genus Macledium (Mutiseae). Bothalia 33(2):158-159.


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
von Staden, L. 2016. Macledium zeyheri (Sond.) S.Ortíz subsp. thyrsiflorum (Klatt) Netnou. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2017/08/17

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