Protea laetans 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Proteales Proteaceae

Scientific Name: Protea laetans
Species Authority: L.E.Davidson
Taxonomic Notes: The species' relationship with P. gaguedi will be described in a forthcoming revision of Protea (Rourke in prep.).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Hilton-Taylor, C. <i>et al.</i>
Previously published Red List assessments:
1998 Vulnerable (V)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Originally known only from a single locality at the Blyde River Canyon on the Drakensberg Escarpment, the species has since been found at another site on the escarpment north-east of Mariepskop.
Countries occurrence:
South Africa (Limpopo Province, Mpumalanga)
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Population [top]

Population: One subpopulation occurs in a publicly owned conservation area and the other is in a privately owned reserve.
Additional data:

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It occurs on quartzite outcrops, where it forms an open Protea savanna woodland.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No threats are known and no decline has been recorded.

Citation: Hilton-Taylor, C. et al.. 1998. Protea laetans. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998: e.T33931A9822669. . Downloaded on 27 November 2015.
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