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Protea laetans

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA MAGNOLIOPSIDA PROTEALES PROTEACEAE

Scientific Name: Protea laetans
Species Authority: L.E.Davidson
Taxonomic Notes: The species' relationship with P. gaguedi will be described in a forthcoming revision of Protea (Rourke in prep.).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Hilton-Taylor, C. <i>et al.</i>
History:
1997 Vulnerable (Walter and Gillett 1998)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Originally known only from a single locality at the Blyde River Canyon on the Drakensberg Escarpment, the species has since been found at another site on the escarpment north-east of Mariepskop.
Countries:
Native:
South Africa (Limpopo Province, Mpumalanga)
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Population [top]

Population: One subpopulation occurs in a publicly owned conservation area and the other is in a privately owned reserve.

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It occurs on quartzite outcrops, where it forms an open Protea savanna woodland.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No threats are known and no decline has been recorded.

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.

Matthews, W.S., Van Wyk, A.E. and Bredenkamp, G.J. 1992. Endemic flora of the North-Eastern Transvaal Escarpment, South Africa. Biological Conservation 63:83-94.

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. Protea laetans. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 02 September 2014.
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