Overview

Distribution

Range Description

Trifolium africanum is distributed in Lesotho and South Africa.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
T. africanum is a perennial prostrate herb which grows on grassy slopes, moist high mountain altitude grassland and also along roadsides.
T. africanum flowers from mid-spring to mid-summer. It is cross-pollinating.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2012

Assessor/s
Contu, S.

Reviewer/s
Hilton-Taylor, C.

Contributor/s

Justification
Trifolium africanum is a perennial herb which occurs in South Africa and Lesotho, where it appears to be widespread and common. The species is known to be grazed by livestock, but it does not appear to be affected at present and the population is, therefore, believed to be stable. The species is therefore listed as Least Concern. Further research is required time to make sure that it does not fall into a threatened category.
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Population

Population
T. africanum is generally common through its distribution range.

Population Trend
Stable
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Threats

Major Threats
It is a useful plant and is readily grazed by sheep.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
There are no known conservation measures specifically for T. africanum, but the species it is known to occur in some protected areas.
Samples of seed of T. africanum are currently held in the Millennium Seed Bank and in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault as an ex situ conservation meausure.
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