Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Brachysiphon microphyllus Rourke
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
PENAEACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Rare
Assessment Date
2006/03/15
Assessor(s)
J.E. Victor
Justification
A palaeoendemic occurring in a relictual habitat, known from two naturally disjunct subpopulations (EOO<500 km²). It has no known threats.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Touwsberg and Klein Swartberg Mountains.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Fynbos
Description
Rocky outcrops.
Population
Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Brachysiphon microphyllus RourkeRare Raimondo et al. (2009)
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.


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.


Rourke, J.P. 1995. A new species of Brachysiphon (Penaeaceae) from the southern Cape, South Africa. Nordic Journal of Botany 15(1):63-66.


Citation
Victor, J.E. 2006. Brachysiphon microphyllus Rourke. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2022/05/19

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