Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Stapeliopsis urniflora Lavranos
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
APOCYNACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Least Concern
Assessment Date
2015/06/04
Assessor(s)
L. von Staden
Justification
This species is very rare in South Africa, but also possibly overlooked. It is not threatened. It is more widespread in Namibia, but also known only from a few, scattered subpopulations.
Distribution
Endemism
Not endemic to South Africa
Provincial distribution
Northern Cape
Range
Tiras Mountains in southern Namibia to the eastern Richtersveld.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Desert, Succulent Karoo
Description
Sheltered among stones or bushes on steep dolomitic or gneissic slopes.
Population

This species is known from a few scattered subpopulations in southern Namibia. In South Africa it is known from a single record from the Richtersveld. This species is however inconspicuous and easily overlooked, and may be more common than records indicate (Bruyns 2005). It is not threatened in Namibia (Loots 2005).


Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Stapeliopsis urniflora LavranosLeast Concern Raimondo et al. (2009)
Stapeliopsis urniflora LavranosRare Hilton-Taylor (1996)
Bibliography

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


Hilton-Taylor, C. 1996. Red data list of southern African plants. Strelitzia 4. South African National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.


Lavranos, J.J. 1966. A new Stapeliad from S.W. Africa. Journal of South African Botany 32:195-199.


Loots, S. 2005. Red Data Book of Namibian plants. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report 38. SABONET, Pretoria and Windhoek.


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
von Staden, L. 2015. Stapeliopsis urniflora Lavranos. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2022/05/20

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