Lithops vallis-mariae


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Lithops vallis-mariae
Species Authority: (Dinter & Schwantes) N.E.Br.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Loots, S.
Reviewer(s): Victor, J.E. & Hilton-Taylor, C. (Southern African Plants Red List Authority)
Lithops vallis-mariae 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 14–28 subpopulations with extent of occurrence 8,750–15,000 km². Continuing population decline is suspected, although there currently are no data to support this. Considered Least Concern at present, but the population should be monitored.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Namibia.
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Collecting is a real threat to this species. It is highly sought after (live plants, seed, research, trade, Lithops specialist collecting). Habitat destruction through intensive farming may also be a threat.

Citation: Loots, S. 2004. Lithops vallis-mariae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 28 August 2015.
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