Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Merciera tetraloba C.N.Cupido
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
CAMPANULACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Endangered B1ab(ii,iii,iv,v)
Assessment Date
2005/01/06
Assessor(s)
C.N. Cupido, D. Raimondo & F. Daniels
Justification
EOO 2547 km², known from four extant subpopulations. It has lost large areas of habitat to urban expansion and viticulture. Subpopulations are highly fragmented and inadequately managed with a continuing decline in habitat quality and habitat loss taking place due to ongoing urban development.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Malmesbury to Stellenbosch and Gordon's Bay.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Swartland Shale Renosterveld, Swartland Granite Renosterveld, Elgin Shale Fynbos, Cape Winelands Shale Fynbos, Elim Ferricrete Fynbos, Lourensford Alluvium Fynbos, Swartland Alluvium Fynbos
Description
Clay soils on shale, 60 m.
Threats
Invasive Alien Species (direct effects), Harvesting [gathering], Habitat degradation, Habitat loss
Population
Population trend
Decreasing
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Merciera tetraloba C.N.CupidoEN 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
Cupido, C.N., Raimondo, D. & Daniels, F. 2005. Merciera tetraloba C.N.Cupido. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2022/05/20

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