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Homalium rufescens

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA VIOLALES FLACOURTIACEAE

Scientific Name: Homalium rufescens
Species Authority: Benth.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Lower Risk/least concern ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor/s: Hilton-Taylor, C. <i>et al.</i>

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Southern KwaZulu-Natal and the eastern (mainly Transkei) parts of the Eastern Cape, where it can still be found in a large number of localities.
Countries:
Native:
South Africa (Eastern Cape Province, KwaZulu-Natal)
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A scrambling shrub or small tree found on forest margins and on cliff edges along coastal areas.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Much of its habitat has been destroyed by agricultural activities and increasing settlement. Provided most of the escarpment forest remains intact, there is no serious threat to this species. It has also been observed surviving successfully in areas which are subject to fairly intense browsing by cattle and goats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species can be found in several protected areas.
Citation: Hilton-Taylor, C. et al. 1998. Homalium rufescens. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 April 2014.
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