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Huernia plowesii

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA GENTIANALES ASCLEPIADACEAE

Scientific Name: Huernia plowesii
Species Authority: L.C.Leach

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Craven, P.
Reviewer(s): Victor, J.E. & Hilton-Taylor, C. (Southern African Plants Red List Authority)
Justification:
Huernia plowesii 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 4–10 subpopulations with extent of occurrence < 3,750 km². The population is assumed to be stable at present, however, collecting is a potential threat.

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: Found in crevices between rocks and on granite hills, usually under bushes (mainly Ruschia divaricata) or in crevices between rocks forming dense mats. Plants scattered in crevices, occasionally amongst stones under bushes. Altitude 1,800–1,950 m (WIND 2002).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Collecting is at least a potential threat.

Citation: Craven, P. 2004. Huernia plowesii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 October 2014.
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