Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Cephalophyllum tetrastichum H.E.K.Hartmann
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
AIZOACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Vulnerable D2
Assessment Date
2015/11/03
Assessor(s)
P.M. Burgoyne, C. Klak & L. von Staden
Justification
An apparently localized, and poorly known species, that is potentially threatened by habitat loss to mining.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Northern Cape
Range
Port Nolloth.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Richtersveld Coastal Duneveld, Namaqualand Seashore Vegetation
Description
Sandy areas between rocks in the surf spray zone.
Threats
Coastal dunes around Port Nolloth are extensively mined for minerals, using destructive, open-cast methods. This species is likely to be impacted by habitat loss to mining, which continues to expand in the area.
Population

A poorly known species, with only a few collections reported in the literature (Hartmann 1988), but no precise locality details given. There are no specimens verified as this species in South African herbaria.


Population trend
Unknown
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Cephalophyllum tetrastichum H.E.K.HartmannVU D2Raimondo et al. (2009)
Cephalophyllum tetrastichum H.E.K.HartmannVulnerable Hilton-Taylor (1996)
Bibliography

Hartmann, H.E.K. 1988. Monographien der Subtribus Leipoldtiinae: 8. Monographie der Gattung Cephalophyllum (Mesembryanthemaceae). Mitteilungen aus dem Institut für Allgemeine Botanik, Hamburg 22:93-187.


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.


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
Burgoyne, P.M., Klak, C. & von Staden, L. 2015. Cephalophyllum tetrastichum H.E.K.Hartmann. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2022/05/19

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