Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Sonchus jacottetianus Thell.
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
ASTERACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Least Concern
Assessment Date
2018/05/17
Assessor(s)
L. von Staden
Justification
A widespread species that is not in danger of extinction.
Distribution
Endemism
Not endemic to South Africa
Provincial distribution
KwaZulu-Natal
Range
Ngeli Mountains and Karkloof range near Pietermaritzburg. Also occurs in Lesotho.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Midlands Mistbelt Grassland, Drakensberg Foothill Moist Grassland, uKhahlamba Basalt Grassland, Southern Drakensberg Highland Grassland
Description
Grasslands around rock outcrops or on small earth terracettes on forest margins.
Threats
This species has lost habitat to timber plantations and urban expansion, and loss and degradation of habitat is likely to continue. Its resilience to disturbance is not known.
Population

This species is known from only a few, scattered records, but plants are small and easily overlooked (Hilliard 1977), and may therefore be more common than records suggest.


Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Sonchus jacottetianus Thell.Least Concern Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

Boulos, L. 1973. Revision systematique du genre Sonchus L. s.l.: 4. Sous-genre: 1. Sonchus. Botaniska Notiser 126(2):155-196.


Hilliard, O.M. 1977. Compositae in Natal. University of Natal Press, Pietermaritzburg.


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
von Staden, L. 2018. Sonchus jacottetianus Thell. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2022/05/16

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