Selago griquana

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Selago griquana Hilliard
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
SCROPHULARIACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Data Deficient - Insufficient Information
Assessment Date
2015/01/16
Assessor(s)
H. Mtshali
Justification
This species is only known from three collections, and is possibly threatened by habitat loss and degradation. However, its distribution range, local abundance and population trend is not known for certain, and therefore its risk of extinction cannot be assessed at present. Field surveys to relocate this species in the wild are urgently required.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
KwaZulu-Natal
Range
East Griqualand, Mount Currie District.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
East Griqualand Grassland
Description
East Griqualand Grassland, 1500 m.
Threats
Specific threats to this species is not known, but within its distribution range grasslands are subjected to ongoing loss and degradation, predominantly due to severe overgrazing of communal rangelands. There is also ongoing expansion of crop cultivation around Cedarville.
Population

Selago griquana is a very poorly known species, last recorded in 1986 between Cedarville and Swartberg in the Mount Currie District. Two old collections with imprecise locality descriptions suggest that it is possibly more widespread in the Mount Currie District towards Kokstad. This species' distribution range is very poorly explored, and Hilliard (1999) does not comment on local abundance. It is possibly declining due to ongoing habitat loss and degradation.


Population trend
Unknown
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Selago griquana HilliardThreatened Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

Edwards, T.J. 2004. The specimens of Selago, Jamesbrittenia and Sutera at Natal University Herbarium (NU). Bothalia 34(1):27.


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 griquana Hilliard. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2017/03/27

Comment on this assessment Comment on this assessment
Distribution map


Search for images of Selago griquana on iSpot