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Aristea singularis

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Aristea singularis Weim.
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
IRIDACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Rare
Assessment Date
2016/10/25
Assessor(s)
P. Goldblatt & L. von Staden
Justification
A rare, range-restricted habitat specialist (EOO 52 km²), but not threatened.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Northern Cederberg.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Cederberg Sandstone Fynbos
Description
Sandstone slopes near streams, in shade.
Threats
There are no severe threats to this species (P. Goldblatt pers. obs.).
Population

Aristea singularis is an unusual, rare, and highly localized habitat specialist. It is known from three subpopulations within a very small area in the vicinity of Pakhuis Pass, in the northern Cederberg. The population is stable.


Population trend
Stable
Citation
Goldblatt, P. & von Staden, L. 2016. Aristea singularis Weim. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2019/12/11

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