Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Vellereophyton felinum Hilliard
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
ASTERACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Rare
Assessment Date
2019/04/02
Assessor(s)
L. von Staden
Justification
A highly range-restricted species (EOO 5 km²), but not threatened.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Swartruggens.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Swartruggens Quartzite Fynbos
Description
Deep sandy soils in arid fynbos.
Threats
This species' habitat is intact and it has no severe threats.
Population

An extremely localized species, known from a single subpopulation. The population size is not known, but the population is not suspected to be declining.


Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Vellereophyton felinum HilliardRare Raimondo et al. (2009)
Vellereophyton felinum HilliardVU D2Victor (2002)
Vellereophyton felinum HilliardRare Hilton-Taylor (1996)
Bibliography

Goldblatt, P. and Manning, J.C. 2000. Cape Plants: A conspectus of the Cape Flora of South Africa. Strelitzia 9. National Botanical Institute, Cape Town.


Hilliard, O.M. 1983. Gnaphaliinae (First Part). In: O.A. Leistner (ed). Flora of Southern Africa 33 Asteraceae, Part 7 Inuleae, Fascicle 2:1-325. National Botanical Institute, 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
von Staden, L. 2019. Vellereophyton felinum Hilliard. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2022/05/20

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