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Syzygium pondoense

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA MYRTALES MYRTACEAE

Scientific Name: Syzygium pondoense
Species Authority: Engl.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable A2c, B1+3d 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 Vulnerable (Walter and Gillett 1998)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Umtamvuna River in southern KwaZulu-Natal and in a number of river valleys in the Port Shepstone area, including the Lusikisiki and Bizana Districts of the Transkei in the Eastern Cape.
Countries:
Native:
South Africa (Eastern Cape Province, KwaZulu-Natal)
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Population [top]

Population: In places it occurs in abundance.

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A shrub or small tree growing among sandstone boulders on islands in river bed.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Susceptible to periodic flooding. The floods in 1978 destroyed most of the plants in the Umtamvuna River Valley, but the subpopulation was able to recover from the few remaining plants. Subpopulations are found in two provincial reserves and a number of demarcated forests, which are no longer strictly protected and under threat from increasing settlement and cutting for firewood and timber.

Citation: Hilton-Taylor, C. et al. 1998. Syzygium pondoense. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 02 October 2014.
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