Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Stapelia concinna Masson
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
APOCYNACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Data Deficient - Taxonomically Problematic
Assessment Date
2008/08/03
Assessor(s)
D. Raimondo
Justification
A very poorly known species, last collected from an unspecified locality in the interior of South Africa in the 1700s. It is known only by an illustration, with the type specimen apparently lost.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Range
Unknown.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Description
Unknown.
Population
Population trend
Unknown
Notes
Described by Masson (1796) and illustrated from plants grown at Kew, that were collected in 'a dry place in the Karoo of South Africa'. Brown (1909), remarked that S. concinna 'has long ago disappeared from cultivation and no other collector has refound it'. No specimens could be matched at the time to Masson's plants. Bruyns (2005) includes S. concinna under 'insufficiently known names'.
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Stapelia concinna MassonData Deficient (Taxonomically Problematic) Raimondo et al. (2009)
Stapelia concinna MassonNot Threatened Hilton-Taylor (1996)
Stapelia concinna MassonEndangered Hall et al. (1980)
Bibliography

Brown, N.E. 1909. Asclepiadeae. In: W.T. Thiselton-Dyer (ed). Flora Capensis IV Section I (Vacciniaceae to Gentianeae):518-1036. Lovell Reeve & Co., Ltd., London.


Bruyns, P.V. 2005. Stapeliads of southern Africa and Madagascar. (Vol. 2, pp. 331-606). Umdaus Press, Pretoria.


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.


Masson, F. 1796. Stapeliae novae, or, a collection of several new species of that genus; discovered in the interior parts of Africa. W. Bulmer & Co., London.


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
Raimondo, D. 2008. Stapelia concinna Masson. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2022/05/19

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