Bot River Sugarbush

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Protea compacta R.Br.
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
PROTEACEAE
Synonyms
Protea triandra Schltr.
Common Names
Bot River Protea (e), Bot River Sugarbush (e), Botrivier-suikerbos (a), Suikerbos (a), Suikerkan (a)
National Status
Status and Criteria
Near Threatened A2c+4d
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
A population reduction of 20-30% is estimated based on 35% reduction of the range (EOO) and 23% habitat loss to urban expansion, agriculture and alien plant invasion in the past 60 years (generation length 20 years). Population decline is expected to continue, especially as this is a popular cut flower that may hybridize with P. compacta cultivars in protea orchards, and it should be monitored.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Betty's Bay to Bredasdorp Mountains.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Fynbos
Description
Sandstone fynbos, often in the lowlands.
Population
Population trend
Decreasing
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Protea compacta R.Br.NT A2c+4dRaimondo 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. Protea compacta R.Br. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2019/01/16

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