Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Chrysocoma puberula Merxm.
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
ASTERACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Least Concern
Assessment Date
2015/05/22
Assessor(s)
L. von Staden
Justification
This species is widespread and common across the Richtersveld and not in danger of extinction.
Distribution
Endemism
Not endemic to South Africa
Provincial distribution
Northern Cape
Range
Southern Namibia, from south of Rosh Pinah to the Richtersveld, Northern Cape.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Desert, Succulent Karoo
Description
Quartzite ridges and mountain slopes.
Threats
Threatened in parts of the Richtersveld by habitat degradation and trampling due to overstocking of livestock. Chrysocoma species, commonly known as Bitterbush, are not generally palatable, and resilient to disturbance.
Population

This species is widespread and common across the Richtersveld.


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

Bayer, E. 1981. Revision der Gattung Chrysocoma L. (Asteraceae-Astereae). Mitteilungen der Botanischen Staatssammlung München 17:259-392.


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. Chrysocoma puberula Merxm. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2022/05/17

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