Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Staavia phylicoides Pillans
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
BRUNIACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Endangered D
Assessment Date
2006/04/12
Assessor(s)
D. Raimondo & E. Marinus
Justification
The known population consists of five plants. Moist, south-facing overhangs above 800 m within this species range are exceptionally rare, and it is highly unlikely that there are more than 250 individuals in the wild. Climate change could lead to the drying out of its moist habitat.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Northern Cape, Western Cape
Range
Bokkeveld Mountains.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Bokkeveld Sandstone Fynbos
Description
Moist south-facing overhangs on sandstone plateaus, above 800 m.
Threats
Natural disasters, Pollution (affecting habitat and/or species)
Population
Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Staavia phylicoides PillansEN DRaimondo et al. (2009)
Staavia phylicoides PillansExtinct Hilton-Taylor (1996)
Staavia phylicoides PillansIndeterminate Hall et al. (1980)
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.


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.


Pillans, N.S. 1947. A revision of Bruniaceae. Journal of South African Botany 13:121-206.


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. & Marinus, E. 2006. Staavia phylicoides Pillans. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2022/01/26

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