Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Xysmalobium pedifoetidum Bester & Nicholas
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
APOCYNACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Least Concern
Assessment Date
2014/05/19
Assessor(s)
L. von Staden
Justification
A widespread species that is not in danger of extinction.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga
Range
Eastern Drakensberg Escarpment north of Belfast to the KwaZulu-Natal Drakensberg foothills in the Umzimkhulu district.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Grassland
Description
Open, rocky, high-altitude montane grassland.
Population

This widespread species was long overlooked due to taxonomic problems in the genus Xysmalobium (Bester et al. 2011). Records are scattered over a wide area, but it may remain overlooked and more common than records indicate.


Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Xysmalobium pedifoetidum Bester & NicholasLeast Concern 2014.1
Bibliography

Bester, S.P., Nicholas, A. and Condy, G. 2011. Xysmalobium pedifoetidum. Flowering Plants of Africa 62:100-109.


Citation
von Staden, L. 2014. Xysmalobium pedifoetidum Bester & Nicholas. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2022/05/17

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