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Colubrina nicholsonii

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA RHAMNALES RHAMNACEAE

Scientific Name: Colubrina nicholsonii
Species Authority: A.E.van Wyk & Schrire

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered C2a, D ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Hilton-Taylor, C. <i>et al.</i>
History:
1997 Rare (Walter and Gillett 1998)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: A palaeoendemic along the Transkei coast.
Countries:
Native:
South Africa (Eastern Cape Province)
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Population [top]

Population: Initially, only three very small subpopulations were known, each containing between 10 and 15 plants. Additional subpopulations have since been found, the largest of which is near Port St John's where the species is described as locally common.

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Confined to riverine forest patches in close proximity to, or overhanging the water. It grows in shallow acidic soils derived from sandstones.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No seedlings have ever been recorded and, although plants flower prolifically, fruits are rarely seen.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: A subpopulation is found in Mkambati Game Reserve and in demarcated forest reserves, although protection measures in the latter have largely collapsed since 1994.

Citation: Hilton-Taylor, C. et al. 1998. Colubrina nicholsonii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 26 November 2014.
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