Umtiza listeriana


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Umtiza listeriana
Species Authority: Sim

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable A2cd, B1+2c ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Hilton-Taylor, C. <i>et al.</i>

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Found from East London to the Kentani District in southern Transkei.
South Africa (Eastern Cape Province)
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Population [top]

Population: It is locally abundant in places and has been recorded from six localities, but has almost certainly been lost from some of them.

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A small, spiny shrub or evergreen tree, found in forests and thickets along river valleys in coastal areas.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Losses have been incurred by habitat clearance for settlement, especially by the uncontrolled squatter camps in the East London area.  The recent collapse of effective conservation measures in the Eastern Cape is likely to lead to plundering of natural resources and habitat loss

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Plants are abundant in the Umtiza Nature Reserve and show signs of good recruitment.

Citation: Hilton-Taylor, C. et al. 1998. Umtiza listeriana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 30 August 2015.
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