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Lithops fulviceps

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA CARYOPHYLLALES AIZOACEAE

Scientific Name: Lithops fulviceps
Species Authority: (N.E.Br.) N.E.Br.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Loots, S.
Reviewer(s): Victor, J.E. & Hilton-Taylor, C. (Southern African Plants Red List Authority)
Justification:
Lithops fulviceps is assessed as Least Concern. The RAMAS® Red List version 2.0 software package was used to make this assessment.

This species is known from 11–30 subpopulations with extent of occurrence < 13,750 km² and area of occupancy < 22 km². It is strongly suspected that collecting is causing some population decline, but this is thought to be small. Currently considered Least Concern, but the population should be monitored.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Namibia.
Countries:
Native:
Namibia
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Found on light to dark brown or reddish-brown, white or grey-white quartzite, gneiss, schist and calcrete (Cole in Hartmann 2001). The species grows on a gentle limestone slope in grey-white calcrete (Cole 1988).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Collecting is a real threat at least to some subpopulations: highly sought after, live plants, seed, trade.

Citation: Loots, S. 2004. Lithops fulviceps. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 22 December 2014.
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