Lithops hermetica


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Lithops hermetica
Species Authority: D.T.Cole

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Craven, P. & Loots, S.
Reviewer(s): Victor, J.E. & Hilton-Taylor, C. (Southern African Plants Red List Authority)
Lithops hermetica is assessed as Vulnerable. The RAMAS® Red List version 2.0 software package was used to make this assessment.

This species is known from only one plateau in a restricted diamond mining area, but there are probably at least two subpopulations. Range is restricted (extent of occurrence estimated as < 100 km²) and the population size is suspected to be < 2,000. The population is believed to currently be stable, however, the plant is highly sought after and collecting of live plants and seeds cannot be ruled out as a threat.

Geographic Range [top]

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Population [top]

Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: Craven, P. & Loots, S. 2004. Lithops hermetica. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 28 August 2015.
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