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Suaeda salina
Assessment by: Craven, P. & Loots, S.

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Citation: Craven, P. & Loots, S. 2004. Suaeda salina. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004:
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Taxonomy
Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Caryophyllales Chenopodiaceae

Taxon Name:Suaeda salina B.Nord.

Assessment Information
Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1

Year Published: 2004

Date Assessed: April 30, 2004

Annotations: Needs Updating

Justification:
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 12 subpopulations with extent of occurrence estimated at 6251,250 km
(although area of occupancy is suspected to be < 20 km). No real threats are known at present and the
population is believed to currently be stable.

Geographic Range
Range Description:
Endemic to Namibia.

Country Occurrence:
Native: Namibia

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Population
Current Population Trend:Stable

Habitat and Ecology (see Appendix for additional information)


In soft, whitish, salty soil of the dry flat pan surface which is otherwise devoid of vascular plants.

Systems:Terrestrial

Threats
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.

Credits
Assessor(s): Craven, P. & Loots, S.

Reviewer(s): Victor, J.E. & Hilton-Taylor, C. (Southern African Plants Red List Authority)

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Bibliography
IUCN. 2004. 2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded on 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. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T46800A11081967.en

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Appendix

Habitats
(http://www.iucnredlist.org/technical-documents/classification-schemes)

Major
Habitat Season Suitability
Importance?

8. Desert -> 8.3. Desert - Cold - Suitable -

Conservation Actions Needed


(http://www.iucnredlist.org/technical-documents/classification-schemes)

Conservation Actions Needed


4. Education & awareness -> 4.3. Awareness & communications

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A&M University; Wildscreen; and Zoological Society of London.

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