Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Lithops meyeri L.Bolus
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
AIZOACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Vulnerable D2
Assessment Date
2005/04/15
Assessor(s)
J.E. Victor
Justification
A habitat specialist (AOO<20 km²) that is potentially threatened by grazing and trampling by livestock and possibly by harvesting for the specialist succulent horticultural trade.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Northern Cape
Range
Richtersveld.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Northern Richtersveld Scorpionstailveld, Lekkersing Succulent Shrubland
Description
White quartzite in succulent karoo shrubland.
Threats
Habitat degradation, Harvesting [gathering]
Population
Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Lithops meyeri L.BolusVU D2Raimondo et al. (2009)
Lithops meyeri L.BolusRare 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
Victor, J.E. 2005. Lithops meyeri L.Bolus. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2021/09/26

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