Overview

Distribution

Range Description

Along the Great Escarpment from Beaufort West in the east to near Sutherland in the west and northwards to Calvinia.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
A fynbos relic which occurs in karroid vegetation.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
VU
Vulnerable

Red List Criteria
A1cd

Version
2.3

Year Assessed
1998
  • Needs updating

Assessor/s
Hilton-Taylor, C. et al.

Reviewer/s

Contributor/s

History
  • 1997
    Rare
    (Walter and Gillett 1998)
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Population

Population
Information from local farmers indicates that it was once very common along the edge of the escarpment. It was reduced to five remnant subpopulations. There is no evidence of any further declines in recent years.
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Threats

Major Threats
Being the only woody plant in the area, it was heavily used for firewood.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
Two of the extant subpopulations are healthy, with a range of size classes present; one is also contained within a national park and the other occurs in a local authority nature reserve.
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