Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Staavia brownii Dummer
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
BRUNIACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Vulnerable D1+2
Assessment Date
2007/05/09
Assessor(s)
D. Raimondo
Justification
Known from three subpopulations within the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve. Two subpopulations have not been seen in over 50 years and may be extinct, one subpopulation, found in 1997, has 400 plants and is not experiencing any current decline, however it is potentially threatened by too frequent fires.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Kogelberg.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Kogelberg Sandstone Fynbos
Description
Lower sandstone slopes in river valleys.
Threats
This species is potentially threatened by inappropriate fire regimes. The reason why subpopulations recorded by Lewis and Stokoe have not been seen for the past 50 years could be the result of inappropriate fires. This species is a long-lived reseeder and parts of the Kogelberg has burnt regularly within the past 15 years.
Population

Protected within the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve.


Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Staavia brownii DummerVU D1+2Raimondo et al. (2009)
Staavia brownii DummerEndangered 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.


Citation
Raimondo, D. 2007. Staavia brownii Dummer. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2022/01/26

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