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Cussonia gamtoosensis

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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
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor/s: Hilton-Taylor, C. <i>et al.</i>
History:
1997 Rare (Walter and Gillett 1998)

Geographic Range [top]

Countries:
Native:
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.

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. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 April 2014.
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