Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Melanospermum swazicum Hilliard
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
SCROPHULARIACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Least Concern
Assessment Date
2018/11/14
Assessor(s)
J.E. Victor
Justification
Known from one site in South Africa. Not threatened due to the inaccessibility of its habitat.
Distribution
Endemism
Not endemic to South Africa
Provincial distribution
KwaZulu-Natal
Range
Ngome in KwaZulu-Natal, also occurs in Swaziland.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Grassland
Description
Moist shaded peaty soil in the shelter of granite rocks, between 1050-1375m.
Threats
No threats.
Population
Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Melanospermum swazicum HilliardRare Raimondo et al. (2009)
Melanospermum swazicum HilliardRare Hilton-Taylor (1996)
Bibliography

Hilliard, O.M. 1994. The Manuleae: a tribe of Scrophulariaceae. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh.


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
Victor, J.E. 2018. Melanospermum swazicum Hilliard. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2020/10/20

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