Lampranthus tenuifolius (L.) N.E.Br.
|Mesembryanthemum tenuifolium L., Mesembryanthemum tenuifolius (L.) Rothm.|
Status and Criteria
Critically Endangered A2c; B2ab(ii,iii,v); C1
|N.A. Helme, C. Klak & D. Raimondo|
|This species formerly occurred on the Cape Flats, but >80% of known subpopulations in this area are now locally extinct due to habitat loss to crop cultivation and urban expansion over the past 60 years (generation length 20 years). Recent surveys located only four locations between the Cape Peninsula and Struisbaai, but two of these have been lost to coastal development since 2002, resulting in a 25% decline in the population in less than one generation. Two small, severely fragmented subpopulations remain, one at Cape Point consisting of less than 50 plants, the other near Struisbaai has ± 80 plants. AOO<10 km², and habitat loss continues due to alien plant invasion and ongoing coastal development.|
|South African endemic|
|Malmesbury to Struisbaai.|
Habitat and Ecology
|Deep, neutral to alkaline sands.|
|Invasive Alien Species (direct effects), Habitat loss|
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
|Lampranthus tenuifolius (L.) N.E.Br.||CR A2c; B2ab(ii,iii,v); C1||Raimondo et al. (2009)|
|Lampranthus tenuifolius (L.) N.E.Br.||Vulnerable ||Hilton-Taylor (1996)|
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.
|Helme, N.A., Klak, C. & Raimondo, D. 2006. Lampranthus tenuifolius (L.) N.E.Br. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2015.1. Accessed on 2015/11/29|