|Scientific Name:||Nicotiana africana|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Victor, J.E. & Hilton-Taylor, C. (Southern African Plants Red List Authority)|
Nicotiana africana is assessed as Least Concern. The RAMAS® Red List version 2.0 software package was used to make this assessment.
This species is known from 5–10 subpopulations with extent of occurrence estimated at 3,125 km². No serious threats are known at present and the population is believed to currently be stable.
|Range Description:||An unusual wild tobacco species confined to the Brandberg, Erongo and Spitzkuppe Mts. in northern Namibia. Occurs where there is some protection from human activities and browsing by livestock.|
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|Population:||Nothing is known about its reproductive strategy and few young plants have been seen. Cross-pollination between the isolated localities appears to be impossible, but there are no signs of any genetic decline.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||It occurs as a shrub or small tree of 2.5 m in very arid karroid shrubland in a semi-desert/desert environment, usually in inaccessible, shady areas between huge granite boulders.|
|Major Threat(s):||Although the species has a restricted range, and a disjunct distribution, no serious threats are known at present.|
|Citation:||Craven, P. 2004. Nicotiana africana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 31 July 2015.|
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