Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Zaluzianskya natalensis Bernh.
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
SCROPHULARIACEAE
Synonyms
Nycterinia natalensis Bernh., Zaluzianskya maritima of other authors, not of (L.f.) Walp.: Hiern (1904) (in part)
National Status
Status and Criteria
Least Concern
Assessment Date
2020/03/03
Assessor(s)
L. von Staden
Justification
Zaluzianskya natalensis is a widespread, but rarely recorded species. It is declining due to ongoing habitat loss and degradation, but not yet in danger of extinction.
Distribution
Endemism
Not endemic to South Africa
Provincial distribution
Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga
Range
This species occurs from Barberton in eastern Mpumalanga, southwards through western eSwatini (Swaziland) to the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands and Drakensberg foothills in the vicinity of Kokstad.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
KwaZulu-Natal Sandstone Sourveld, Midlands Mistbelt Grassland, Mooi River Highland Grassland, Moist Coast Hinterland Grassland, East Griqualand Grassland, Southern KwaZulu-Natal Moist Grassland, Drakensberg Foothill Moist Grassland, Northern Zululand Mistbelt Grassland, Basotho Montane Shrubland, Barberton Montane Grassland, KaNgwane Montane Grassland, Wakkerstroom Montane Grassland
Description
It occurs in montane and mistbelt grassland.
Threats
This species is threatened by habitat loss, predominantly past loss to timber plantations, but also ongoing loss to urban expansion, mining and agriculture. About 40% of its habitat is already irreversibly modified. In addition, many subpopulations are threatened by habitat degradation due to overgrazing, inappropriate fire management, and competition from alien invasive plants.
Population
Population trend
Decreasing
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Zaluzianskya natalensis Bernh.Least Concern Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

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


Pooley, E. 2005. A field guide to wild flowers of KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Region. Natal Flora Publications Trust, Durban.


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
von Staden, L. 2020. Zaluzianskya natalensis Bernh. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version . Accessed on 2024/05/20

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