Suaeda salina 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Caryophyllales Chenopodiaceae

Scientific Name: Suaeda salina B.Nord.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Craven, P. & Loots, S.
Reviewer(s): Victor, J.E. & Hilton-Taylor, C. (Southern African Plants Red List Authority)
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.
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Population [top]

Current Population Trend:Stable
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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.

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.

Classifications [top]

8. Desert -> 8.3. Desert - Cold
4. Education & awareness -> 4.3. Awareness & communications

In-Place Research, Monitoring and Planning
In-Place Land/Water Protection and Management
In-Place Species Management
In-Place Education

Bibliography [top]

IUCN. 2004. 2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Available at: (Accessed: 23 November 2004).

Nordenstam, B. 1970. Notes on the flora and vegetation of Etosha pan, South West Africa. Dinteria 5: 16-18.

Citation: Craven, P. & Loots, S. 2004. Suaeda salina. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T46800A11081967. . Downloaded on 21 August 2018.
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