Ladismith Sugarbush

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Protea aristata E.Phillips
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
PROTEACEAE
Common Names
Ladismith Sugarbush (e)
National Status
Status and Criteria
Vulnerable C2a(i)
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
Population estimated at a maximum of 6000 plants, with no subpopulation consisting of more than 1000 mature individuals. This slow-maturing species is declining as a result of too frequent fire.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Klein Swartberg.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
South Swartberg Sandstone Fynbos, Swartberg Altimontane Sandstone Fynbos, North Swartberg Sandstone Fynbos, Montagu Shale Renosterveld, Swartberg Shale Fynbos
Description
Largely confined to South Swartberg sandstone fynbos, 800-1050 m.
Threats
Habitat degradation
Population
Population trend
Decreasing
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Protea aristata E.PhillipsVU C2a(i)Raimondo et al. (2009)
Protea aristata E.PhillipsRare 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.


Vlok, J. and Schutte-Vlok, A.L. 2010. Plants of the Klein Karoo. Umdaus Press, Hatfield.


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. Protea aristata E.Phillips. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2018/12/14

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