Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Brachysiphon mundii Sond.
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
PENAEACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Vulnerable D2
Assessment Date
2007/03/01
Assessor(s)
N.A. Helme, D.I.W. Euston-Brown, D. Raimondo & R.C. Turner
Justification
One known location is potentially threatened by an unmanaged alien acacia invasion.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
De Hoop Nature Reserve.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
De Hoop Limestone Fynbos
Description
Dry, north-facing limestone cliffs.
Threats
Despite being in a nature reserve, this species' habitat is infested by alien invasive Acacia cyclops (observations by volunteers of the Custodians of Rare and Endangered Wildflowers in 2006). Ongoing clearing and management of alien plants is required to prevent the population from declining.
Population

A survey of the area indicated that this species is rare within its habitat.


Population trend
Stable
Conservation
Protected in the De Hoop provincial nature reserve.
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Brachysiphon mundii Sond.VU D2Raimondo et al. (2009)
Brachysiphon mundii Sond.Rare Hilton-Taylor (1996)
Brachysiphon mundii Sond.Rare Hall et al. (1980)
Bibliography

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.


Hall, A.V., De Winter, M., De Winter, B. and Van Oosterhout, S.A.M. 1980. Threatened plants of southern Africa. South African National Scienctific Programmes Report 45. CSIR, Pretoria.


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.


Citation
Helme, N.A., Euston-Brown, D.I.W., Raimondo, D. & Turner, R.C. 2007. Brachysiphon mundii Sond. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2022/05/19

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