Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Leucadendron sp. nov. (Acocks 23716 NBG)
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
PROTEACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Critically Endangered A4c
Assessment Date
2006/03/31
Assessor(s)
A.G. Rebelo, H. Mtshali & L. von Staden
Justification
Climate change models (Bomhard et al. 2005) predict a population reduction of >80% by 2025 (generation length 20 years). Observations of drought vulnerability suggest that this scenario is not unlikely: large-scale drought-related mortality was observed in 1999, with up to 60% mortality in some subpopulations where seepages dried up.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Groot Winterhoek and Witteberg.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Matjiesfontein Quartzite Fynbos, Swartruggens Quartzite Fynbos
Description
Seepage areas in Matjiesfontein Quartzite Fynbos.
Threats
Invasive Alien Species (direct effects), Pollution (affecting habitat and/or species), Habitat loss, Intrinsic Factors, Habitat degradation
Population
Population trend
Decreasing
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Leucadendron sp. nov. (Acocks 23716 NBG)CR A4cRaimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

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
Rebelo, A.G., Mtshali, H. & von Staden, L. 2006. Leucadendron sp. nov. (Acocks 23716 NBG). National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2021/09/19

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