Aristea cantharophila

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Aristea cantharophila Goldblatt & J.C.Manning
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
IRIDACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Vulnerable B1ab(ii,iii,v)
Assessment Date
2006/10/14
Assessor(s)
D. Raimondo, N.A. Helme & P. Goldblatt
Justification
EOO <2200 km², known from eight locations. Much of its habitat has been lost to commercial forestry plantations, urban expansion and vineyard, orchard and buchu cultivation. Habitat loss to crop cultivation and encroachment from invasive alien acacias is ongoing, especially in the Elgin valley.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Kuilsrivier to Bot River.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Boland Granite Fynbos, Elgin Shale Fynbos, Cape Winelands Shale Fynbos
Description
Fynbos or renosterveld, on clay and granite slopes.
Threats
Habitat loss, Invasive Alien Species (direct effects)
Population
Population trend
Decreasing
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Aristea cantharophila Goldblatt & J.C.ManningVU B1ab(ii,iii,v)Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

Goldblatt, P. and Manning, J.C. 1997. New species of Aristea (Iridaceae) from South Africa and notes on the taxonomy and pollination biology of section Pseudaristea. Novon 7(2):137-144.


Goldblatt, P. and Manning, J.C. 2000. Cape Plants: A conspectus of the Cape Flora of South Africa. Strelitzia 9. National Botanical Institute, Cape Town.


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
Raimondo, D., Helme, N.A. & Goldblatt, P. 2006. Aristea cantharophila Goldblatt & J.C.Manning. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2018/11/18

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