Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Caesalpinia rostrata N.E.Br.
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
FABACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Vulnerable A2c; B1ab(ii,iii,iv,v)
Assessment Date
2006/11/16
Assessor(s)
J.E. Burrows, M. Lötter & D. Raimondo
Justification
A population reduction of at least 40% is estimated based on habitat loss to sugarcane cultivation over the past 60 years (three generations) and habitat loss is continuing. EOO 700 km², AOO < 700 km², less than 10 locations are remaining. The only collection from Mozambique is very old and possibly refers to an area within South Africa.
Distribution
Endemism
Not endemic to South Africa
Provincial distribution
Mpumalanga
Range
Mpumalanga Lowveld, possibly also occurs in Mozambique.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Granite Lowveld, Northern Lebombo Bushveld
Description
Bushveld, often along river valleys and drainage lines.
Threats
Sugarcane farming in South Africa has led to a past transformation of 40%. There is an ongoing decline, as it is limited to river drainage lines.
Population
Population trend
Decreasing
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Caesalpinia rostrata N.E.Br.VU A2c; B1ab(ii,iii,iv,v)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.


Citation
Burrows, J.E., Lötter, M. & Raimondo, D. 2006. Caesalpinia rostrata N.E.Br. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2022/05/16

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