Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Ehrharta setacea Nees subsp. disticha (Stapf) Gibbs Russ.
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
POACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Rare
Assessment Date
2017/10/09
Assessor(s)
L. von Staden
Justification
This subspecies has a restricted range, with an extent of occurrence (EOO) of 214 km². It has no severe threats, and is therefore not in danger of extinction.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
It occurs from Betty's Bay to the Kleinrivier Mountains near Hermanus in the Western Cape.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Overberg Sandstone Fynbos, Kogelberg Sandstone Fynbos
Description
It occurs in dry rocky places on mountain slopes, 580-1225 m.
Threats
Most of this taxon's habitat is protected. There are sporadic occurrences of alien invasive plants at some locations, which, if not cleared could become a threat to indigenous species.
Population

This taxon occurs in somewhat localized clumps, but can be locally frequent. The population is not suspected to be declining.


Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Ehrharta setacea Nees subsp. disticha (Stapf) Gibbs Russ.Least Concern Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

Fish, L., Mashau, A.C., Moeaha, M.J. and Nembudani, M.T. 2015. Identification guide to southern African grasses. Strelitzia 36. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.


Gibbs Russell, G.E. 1984. POACEAE: Notes on species of Ehrharta with short first sterile lemma. Bothalia 15(1-2):149-151.


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. 2017. Ehrharta setacea Nees subsp. disticha (Stapf) Gibbs Russ. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2020/07/10

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