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Long-leaf Sugarbush

Scientific Name
Protea longifolia Andrews
Higher Classification
Protea ignota E.Phillips, Protea ligulaefolia (Salisb. ex Knight) Sweet, Protea minor (E.Phillips) Compton, Protea umbonalis (Salisb. ex Knight) Sweet
Common Names
Long-leaf Sugarbush (e)
National Status
Status and Criteria
Vulnerable A2c+3c+4c
Assessment Date
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
A population reduction of at least 30% is estimated based on a decline in range (EOO) and habitat loss to commercial protea cultivation in the past 10-20 years. Habitat loss models predict at least a further 30% reduction in population size by 2025 (Bomhard et al. 2005), generation length 20 years.
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Hottentots Holland Mountains to Agulhas.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Major habitats
Overberg Sandstone Fynbos, Kogelberg Sandstone Fynbos, North Sonderend Sandstone Fynbos, Hangklip Sand Fynbos, South Sonderend Sandstone Fynbos, Hawequas Sandstone Fynbos, Elim Ferricrete Fynbos, Agulhas Sand Fynbos, Western Coastal Shale Band Vegetation, Lourensford Alluvium Fynbos
Sandstone fynbos.
Harvesting [gathering], Habitat loss, Changes in native species dynamics, Invasive Alien Species (direct effects), Habitat degradation
Population trend
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 longifolia Andrews. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2019/12/06

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