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Gymnosporia bachmannii

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA CELASTRALES CELASTRACEAE

Scientific Name: Gymnosporia bachmannii
Species Authority: Loes.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable A2c 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: Endemic to Pondoland in southern KwaZulu-Natal and the eastern Transkei area of the Eastern Cape.
Countries:
Native:
South Africa (Eastern Cape Province, KwaZulu-Natal)
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A shrub or rarely a small straggling tree. It occurs on sandstone outcrops on the rocky banks and beds of rivers and streams.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is present in most of the protected areas in the region and also many of the demarcated forest areas in the Transkei, which are ineffectively protected and under threat of losing their habitat through cutting for firewood and timber and increasing settlement. Agricultural activities upstream have also caused habitat loss through the siltation of rivers.

Citation: Hilton-Taylor, C. et al. 1998. Gymnosporia bachmannii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 17 September 2014.
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