Potberg Sugarbush

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Protea aurea (Burm.f.) Rourke subsp. potbergensis (Rourke) Rourke
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
PROTEACEAE
Common Names
Potberg Sugarbush (e), Potberg-suikerbos (a)
National Status
Status and Criteria
Near Threatened D2
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
AOO 31 km², a single, extensive subpopulation is potentially threatened by too frequent fire and alien pine and acacia invasion.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Potberg.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Fynbos
Description
Largely confined to Potberg sandstone fynbos.
Population
Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Protea aurea (Burm.f.) Rourke subsp. potbergensis RourkeNT D2Raimondo et al. (2009)
Protea aurea (Burm.f.) Rourke subsp. potbergensis RourkeRare Hilton-Taylor (1996)
Bibliography

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
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 aurea (Burm.f.) Rourke subsp. potbergensis (Rourke) Rourke. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2018/12/19

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