Selago zuluensis

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Selago zuluensis Hilliard
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
SCROPHULARIACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Endangered B1ab(i,iii)
Assessment Date
2015/01/13
Assessor(s)
H. Mtshali
Justification
EOO 564 km², four known locations have been extensively transformed for sugarcane cultivation and urban development. There is an ongoing decline in habitat quality as a result of spreading alien invasive plants.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
KwaZulu-Natal
Range
Zululand, between Melmoth, Eshowe and Ngoye.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
KwaZulu-Natal Coastal Belt Grassland, Ngongoni Veld
Description
Moist grasslands.
Threats
The grasslands where this species is known from are highly transformed, mainly by commercial sugarcane, forestry plantations and urban expansion, and this has probably caused extensive declines in species in the past, but the exact loss in terms of proportion of the population or habitat lost is not known. There is an ongoing decline in the habitat, mainly due to commercial farming.
Population
Population trend
Unknown
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Selago zuluensis HilliardThreatened Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

Hilliard, O.M. 1995. New names in Selago. Edinburgh Journal of Botany 52:361-362.


Hilliard, O.M. 1999. The tribe Selagineae (Scrophulariaceae). Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh/Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh/Kew.


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
Mtshali, H. 2015. Selago zuluensis Hilliard. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2017/09/24

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