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Lithops werneri

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA CARYOPHYLLALES AIZOACEAE

Scientific Name: Lithops werneri
Species Authority: Schwantes ex H.Jacobsen

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 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 werneri is assessed as Vulnerable. The RAMAS® Red List version 2.0 software package was used to make this assessment. This species has a very restricted range: only one population is known with extent of occurrence estimated at 1 km². There was a reduction in population size (possibly of around 50%) around 1950, as several hundred plants were collected. It is not known if the population has recovered since then. Collecting is the main potential threat to the population, along with habitat destruction from tourist activities in the area.

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 werneri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 02 August 2014.
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