Blue Honey-bells

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Freylinia tropica S.Moore
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
SCROPHULARIACEAE
Common Names
Blue Honey-bells (e)
National Status
Status and Criteria
Rare
Assessment Date
2009/08/14
Assessor(s)
E.J. van Jaarsveld & D. Raimondo
Justification
EOO < 500 km², known from fewer than 10 subpopulations in South Africa, none of which are threatened.
Distribution
Endemism
Not endemic to South Africa
Provincial distribution
Limpopo
Range
Waterberg and Chimanimani Mountains (Zimbabwe).
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Savanna
Description
Riverbanks and stream sides, 1800 m.
Threats
Waterberg populations may experience a future potential threat of Black Wattle (threat severity slight). It is currently not threatened.
Population
Population trend
Stable
Notes
Rare species, but widespread in cultivation.
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Freylinia tropica S.MooreRare Raimondo et al. (2009)
Freylinia tropica S.MooreRare Hilton-Taylor (1996)
Freylinia tropica S.MooreRare Hall et al. (1980)
Bibliography

Hall, A.V., De Winter, M., De Winter, B. and Van Oosterhout, S.A.M. 1980. Threatened plants of southern Africa. South African National Scienctific Programmes Report 45. CSIR, Pretoria.


Hilton-Taylor, C. 1996. Red data list of southern African plants. Strelitzia 4. South African National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.


Raimondo, D., von Staden, L., Foden, W., Victor, J.E., Helme, N.A., Turner, R.C., Kamundi, D.A. and Manyama, P.A. 2009. Red List of South African Plants. Strelitzia 25. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.


Citation
van Jaarsveld, E.J. & Raimondo, D. 2009. Freylinia tropica S.Moore. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2018/08/17

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