Leucadendron discolor


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Leucadendron discolor
Species Authority: E.Phillips & Hutch.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1+2abc ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Hilton-Taylor, C. <i>et al.</i>
1997 Rare (Walter and Gillett 1998)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: A tall shrub, sometimes growing to the size of a tree, confined to the western side of the Piketberg range.
South Africa (Western Cape)
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Population [top]

Population: The total population of between 1,000 and 5,000 mature individuals is fragmented into three or four major subpopulations and a number of scattered individuals, occurring within an area of 20 km² (AOO).

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It grows on rocky soils derived from sandstone in mountain fynbos.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The species is threatened in the eastern parts of its range by agricultural activities, particularly the planting of fruit orchards. Frequent fires could also be a problem, as they may not allow the species sufficient time to regenerate from seed.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The only form of protection received is within private nature reserves.

Citation: Hilton-Taylor, C. et al. 1998. Leucadendron discolor. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 27 March 2015.
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