Acacia montis-usti 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Fabales Leguminosae

Scientific Name: Acacia montis-usti
Species Authority: Merxm. & A.Schreib.
Common Name(s):
English Brandberg Acacia
Taxonomic Notes: May be transferred to Racosperma.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Lower Risk/near threatened ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Hilton-Taylor, C. & Craven, P.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1998 Rare (R)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Brandberg to southern Kaokoveld.
Countries occurrence:
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It occurs on granite outcrops, ridges and inselbergs.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Trees in the Twyfelfontein area are infested with insects, which may have some effect on recruitment and population size and structure. Many mature trees died during the severe drought in the 1980s. However, healthy levels of recruitment are observed in some subpopulations.

Bibliography [top]

Hilton-Taylor, C. 1996. Red Data List of southern African plants. Strelitzia 4. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria, South Africa.

Hilton-Taylor, C. (compiler) 1998. Assessment of Southern African Trees for WCMC.

Lock, J.M. 1989. Legumes of Africa: a checklist. Royal Botanic Gardens, International Legume Database and Information Service, Kew.

Oldfield, S., Lusty, C. and MacKinven, A. (compilers). 1998. The World List of Threatened Trees. World Conservation Press, Cambridge, UK.

Citation: Hilton-Taylor, C. & Craven, P. 1998. Acacia montis-usti. In: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998: e.T30339A9538384. . Downloaded on 27 May 2016.
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