|Scientific Name:||Leucadendron discolor E.Phillips & Hutch.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Endangered B1+2abc ver 2.3|
|Assessor(s):||Hilton-Taylor, C. <i>et al.</i>|
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|Range Description:||A tall shrub, sometimes growing to the size of a tree, confined to the western side of the Piketberg range.|
Native:South Africa (Western Cape)
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|Population:||The total population of between 1,000 and 5,000 mature individuals is fragmented into three or four major subpopulations and a number of scattered individuals, occurring within an area of 20 km² (AOO).|
|Habitat and Ecology:||It grows on rocky soils derived from sandstone in mountain fynbos.|
|Major Threat(s):||The species is threatened in the eastern parts of its range by agricultural activities, particularly the planting of fruit orchards. Frequent fires could also be a problem, as they may not allow the species sufficient time to regenerate from seed.|
|Conservation Actions:||The only form of protection received is within private nature reserves.|
Hilton-Taylor, C. (compiler) 1998. Assessment of Southern African Trees for WCMC.
Hilton-Taylor, C. (ed.). 1996. Red Data List of Southern African Plants. Strelitzia 4. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
Oldfield, S., Lusty, C. and MacKinven, A. (compilers). 1998. The World List of Threatened Trees. World Conservation Press, Cambridge, UK.
|Citation:||Hilton-Taylor, C. et al.. 1998. Leucadendron discolor. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998: e.T30351A9539310.Downloaded on 20 August 2018.|
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