Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Othonna cakilifolia DC.
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
ASTERACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Vulnerable D2
Assessment Date
2007/04/29
Assessor(s)
D. Raimondo
Justification
Known from the area around Nuwerus, from fewer than five locations. Potentially threatened by wheat cultivation.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Northern Cape, Western Cape
Range
Vanrhynsdorp and Hondeklipbaai.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Namaqualand Strandveld, Namaqualand Heuweltjieveld, Namaqualand Blomveld
Description
Flat areas with deep, red sands.
Threats
The area where Othonna cakilifolia occurs is only marginally suitable for agriculture, but crop fields are sporadically expanded in years of good rains and pose a potential threat.
Population
Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Othonna cakilifolia DC.VU D2Raimondo et al. (2009)
Othonna cakilifolia DC.VU D2Victor (2002)
Othonna cakilifolia DC.Rare/Vulnerable Hilton-Taylor (1996)
Othonna cakilifolia DC.Uncertain Hall et al. (1980)
Bibliography

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.


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.


Victor, J.E. 2002. South Africa. In: J.S. Golding (ed), Southern African plant Red Data Lists. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report 14 (pp. 93-120), SABONET, Pretoria.


Citation
Raimondo, D. 2007. Othonna cakilifolia DC. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2022/05/24

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