Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Osteospermum potbergense A.R.Wood & B.Nord.
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
ASTERACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Critically Rare
Assessment Date
2007/12/13
Assessor(s)
N.A. Helme & D. Raimondo
Justification
EOO 10 km² this species range falls within De Hoop Nature Reserve and is therefore protected. It faces a slight threat of grazing because game concentrate in the area it occurs in. However it is a resprouter and is unlikely to be very sensitive to grazing.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Potberg.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Fynbos
Description
Lower sandstone slopes.
Threats
Grazing by game is a slight potential threat - the area where this species occurs is heavily stocked with Eland. As this species resprouts it is unlikely to be very sensitive to grazing.
Population

A locally common but highly localized species.


Population trend
Stable
Conservation
Protected in De Hoop Nature Reserve.
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Osteospermum potbergense A.R.Wood & B.Nord.Critically Rare Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

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.


Wood, A.R. and Nordenstam, B. 2003. An interesting new species of Osteospermum (Asteraceae-Calenduleae) from the Western Cape Province, South Africa, providing a link to the genus Chrysanthemoides. South African Journal of Botany 69(4):572-578.


Citation
Helme, N.A. & Raimondo, D. 2007. Osteospermum potbergense A.R.Wood & B.Nord. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2022/05/20

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