Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Merciera brevifolia A.DC.
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
CAMPANULACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Endangered B1ab(iii,v)
Assessment Date
2007/02/15
Assessor(s)
D. Raimondo, C.N. Cupido & F. Daniels
Justification
EOO 503 km², possibly extant at five locations, the majority of which are threatened by invasive alien plants.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Houwhoek to Caledon.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Overberg Sandstone Fynbos, Kogelberg Sandstone Fynbos
Description
Stony, sandy soils on sandstone.
Threats
Habitat loss, Habitat degradation, Invasive Alien Species (direct effects)
Population
Population trend
Decreasing
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Merciera brevifolia A.DC.EN B1ab(iii,v)Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

Cupido, C.N. 2006. A taxonomic revision of the genus Merciera (Campanulaceae). Bothalia 36(1):1-11.


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.


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
Raimondo, D., Cupido, C.N. & Daniels, F. 2007. Merciera brevifolia A.DC. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2022/05/20

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