Needle-leaf Pincushion

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Leucospermum lineare R.Br.
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
PROTEACEAE
Common Names
Luisiesbos (a), Needle-leaf Pincushion (e)
National Status
Status and Criteria
Vulnerable A2c
Assessment Date
2006/03/31
Assessor(s)
A.G. Rebelo, N.A. Helme, P.M. Holmes, C.N. Forshaw, S.H. Richardson, D. Raimondo, D.I.W. Euston-Brown, J.E. Victor, W. Foden, I. Ebrahim, B. Bomhard, E.G.H. Oliver, A. Johns, J. van der Venter, R. van der Walt, C. von Witt, A.B. Low, C. Paterson-Jones, J.P. Rourke, A.N. Hitchcock, L. Potter, J.H. Vlok & D. Pillay
Justification
Estimates of past population reduction based on local extinction of subpopulations known through herbarium specimens, reduction in range size and habitat loss through land transformation give very different values, ranging from 20-60%. It has been decided to place this species in the category VU (30-50% population reduction) as an average estimate of population reduction in the past 60 years (generation length 20 years).
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Bain's Kloof to Hottentots Holland and Villiersdorp Mountains.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Boland Granite Fynbos, Swartland Shale Renosterveld, Kogelberg Sandstone Fynbos, Hawequas Sandstone Fynbos, Cape Winelands Shale Fynbos, Western Coastal Shale Band Vegetation, Swartland Alluvium Fynbos
Description
Primarily found in Boland Granite Fynbos.
Threats
Invasive Alien Species (direct effects), Harvesting [gathering], Habitat loss
Population
Population trend
Decreasing
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Leucospermum lineare R.Br.VU A2cRaimondo et al. (2009)
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.


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., Helme, N.A., Holmes, P.M., Forshaw, C.N., Richardson, S.H., Raimondo, D., Euston-Brown, D.I.W., Victor, J.E., Foden, W., Ebrahim, I., Bomhard, B., Oliver, E.G.H., Johns, A., van der Venter, J., van der Walt, R., von Witt, C., Low, A.B., Paterson-Jones, C., Rourke, J.P., Hitchcock, A.N., Potter, L., Vlok, J.H. & Pillay, D. 2006. Leucospermum lineare R.Br. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2019/09/23

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