|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.|
|Range Map:||Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.|
|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. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 May 2013.|
|Feedback:||If you see any errors or have any questions or suggestions on what is shown on this page, please fill in the feedback form so that we can correct or extend the information provided|