Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Othonna cuneata DC.
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
ASTERACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Least Concern
Assessment Date
2018/07/01
Assessor(s)
L. von Staden
Justification
A widespread species that is not in danger of extinction.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Northern Cape, Western Cape
Range
Southern Namaqualand to the Sandveld, Swartruggens and Roggeveld.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Knersvlakte Quartz Vygieveld, Southern Namaqualand Quartzite Klipkoppe Shrubland, Namaqualand Heuweltjieveld, Riethuis-Wallekraal Quartz Vygieveld, Doringrivier Quartzite Karoo, Graafwater Sandstone Fynbos, Swartruggens Quartzite Fynbos, Namaqualand Heuweltjie Strandveld, Namaqualand Blomveld, Kobee Succulent Shrubland, Agter-Sederberg Shrubland, Leipoldtville Sand Fynbos, Northern Knersvlakte Vygieveld, Roggeveld Shale Renosterveld, Bokkeveld Sandstone Fynbos, Piketberg Quartz Succulent Shrubland
Description
Stony flats, most often in quartz patches.
Threats
Past threat of wheat and citrus farming in the Olifants river valley.
Population
Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Othonna cuneata DC.Least Concern Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

Harvey, W.H. 1894. Compositae. In: W.H. Harvey and O.W. Sonder (eds). Flora Capensis III (Rubiaceae to Campanulaceae):44-530. L. Reeve & Co., Ltd., Ashford.


Magoswana, S.L. 2017. Systematics of geophytic Othonna (Senecioneae, Othonninae). Unpublished M.Sc., University of the Western Cape, Cape Town.


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. 2018. Othonna cuneata DC. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2022/05/24

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