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Suaeda salina

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA CARYOPHYLLALES CHENOPODIACEAE

Scientific Name: Suaeda salina
Species Authority: B.Nord.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor/s: Craven, P. & Loots, S.
Reviewer/s: Victor, J.E. & Hilton-Taylor, C. (Southern African Plants Red List Authority)
Justification:
Suaeda salina 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 1–2 subpopulations with extent of occurrence estimated at 625–1,250 km² (although area of occupancy is suspected to be < 20 km²). No real threats are known at present and the population is believed to currently be stable.

Geographic Range [top]

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

Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: In soft, whitish, salty soil of the dry flat pan surface which is otherwise devoid of vascular plants.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No serious threats are known at present. However, the species has a very limited distribution and habitat preference which may well be over utilised by game around Etosha.
Citation: Craven, P. & Loots, S. 2004. Suaeda salina. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 April 2014.
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