Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Apiales Araliaceae

Scientific Name: Cussonia gamtoosensis
Species Authority: Strey

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D1+2 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 Rare (R)

Geographic Range [top]

Countries occurrence:
South Africa (Eastern Cape Province)
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Population [top]

Population: The species, for many years, was only known from the type locality. Three localities are now known. The species does not appear to be very abundant, but it is difficult to spot in the dense thickets where it grows. Habitat destruction may result in the species becoming fragmented and the subpopulations becoming isolated.
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Occurring in thicket vegetation on stony hill sides.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Large tracts of the habitat have been cleared for agriculture, settlement and industrial development. Any developments at the type locality could seriously affect the species.

Citation: Hilton-Taylor, C. et al.. 1998. Cussonia gamtoosensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998: e.T34935A9899140. . Downloaded on 09 October 2015.
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