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Cliffortia arborea

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA ROSALES ROSACEAE

Scientific Name: Cliffortia arborea
Species Authority: Marloth

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable A1cd 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]

Range Description: Along the Great Escarpment from Beaufort West in the east to near Sutherland in the west and northwards to Calvinia.
Countries:
Native:
South Africa (Northern Cape Province, Western Cape)
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Population [top]

Population: Information from local farmers indicates that it was once very common along the edge of the escarpment. It was reduced to five remnant subpopulations. There is no evidence of any further declines in recent years.

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A fynbos relic which occurs in karroid vegetation.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Being the only woody plant in the area, it was heavily used for firewood.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Two of the extant subpopulations are healthy, with a range of size classes present; one is also contained within a national park and the other occurs in a local authority nature reserve.

Citation: Hilton-Taylor, C. et al. 1998. Cliffortia arborea. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 November 2014.
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