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The dwarf succulent genus Conophytum N.E.Br.: distribution, habitat and conservation.

Young, AJ and Rodgerson, C (2016) The dwarf succulent genus Conophytum N.E.Br.: distribution, habitat and conservation. Aloe, 52 (2). ISSN 0002-6301

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Abstract

The dwarf succulent genus Conophytum N.E.Br. is one of the most species rich in the Aizoaceae. Primarily restricted to the arid winter-rainfall region of the Northern and Western Cape Provinces of South Africa and southwestern Namibia, the genus is most closely associated with the Succulent Karoo biome, a region of high floral endemism and biodiversity. Many taxa are niche-specialists and almost a third of all Conophytum are severely range-restricted and can be considered to be pointendemics. The genus as a whole is vulnerable to anthropogenic impacts and many species are threatened by activities such as mining, agriculture and climate change.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 0607 Plant Biology
Subjects: Q Science > QK Botany
Divisions: Natural Sciences and Psychology
Publisher: The Succulent Society of South Africa
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2016 11:55
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2017 03:57
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/5094

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