Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Anthoxanthum brevifolium Stapf
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
POACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Data Deficient - Taxonomically Problematic
Assessment Date
2007/01/23
Assessor(s)
J.E. Victor, L. Fish & R.P. Ellis
Justification
This genus needs revision. This species may not be distinct from A. ecklonii; it is only known from the type specimen collected in 1904.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Eastern Cape
Range
Ben MacDhui, Drakensberg.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Grassland
Description
Damp sites, sedge meadows.
Threats
Potentially threatened by competition from alien invasive plants and tourism infrastructure development.
Population
Population trend
Unknown
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Anthoxanthum brevifolium StapfData Deficient (Taxonomically Problematic) Raimondo et al. (2009)
Anthoxanthum brevifolium StapfLower Risk - Least Concern Scott-Shaw (1999)
Anthoxanthum brevifolium StapfRare Hilton-Taylor (1996)
Bibliography

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.


Scott-Shaw, C.R. 1999. Rare and threatened plants of KwaZulu-Natal and neighbouring regions. KwaZulu-Natal Nature Conservation Service, Pietermaritzburg.


Citation
Victor, J.E., Fish, L. & Ellis, R.P. 2007. Anthoxanthum brevifolium Stapf. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version . Accessed on 2024/07/18

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