Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Rhinephyllum comptonii L.Bolus
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
AIZOACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Data Deficient - Taxonomically Problematic
Assessment Date
2018/05/21
Assessor(s)
N.A. Helme & L. von Staden
Justification
A rare and poorly known species. Rhinephyllum is in need of taxonomic revision, and species are difficult to separate. Klak in Manning and Goldblatt (2012), Snijman (2013) indicates that it is possibly insufficiently distinct from Rhinephyllum pillansii to warrant recognition as a separate taxon.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Northern Cape, Western Cape
Range
Matjiesfontein and Laingsburg.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Succulent Karoo
Description
Stony dolerite flats.
Population
Population trend
Unknown
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Rhinephyllum comptonii L.BolusLeast Concern Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

Manning, J.C. and Goldblatt, P. 2012. Plants of the Greater Cape Floristic Region 1: The Core Cape Flora. Strelitzia 29. South African National Biodiversity 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.


Snijman, D.A. 2013. Plants of the Greater Cape Floristic Region 2: The extra Cape flora. Strelitzia 30. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.


Citation
Helme, N.A. & von Staden, L. 2018. Rhinephyllum comptonii L.Bolus. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2020/08/10

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