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Lithops optica

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA CARYOPHYLLALES AIZOACEAE

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

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened 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 optica is assessed as Near Threatened. The RAMAS® Red List version 2.0 software package was used to make this assessment.

This species is known from at least 20 subpopulations with an extent of occurrence < 10,000 km². Area occupied by the species is suspected to be < 20 km². The population is believed to be declining as a result of collecting and habitat destruction.

Geographic Range [top]

Countries:
Native:
Namibia
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: Loots, S. 2004. Lithops optica. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 December 2014.
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