Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Aristea fimbriata Goldblatt & J.C.Manning
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
IRIDACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Vulnerable D2
Assessment Date
2017/04/08
Assessor(s)
P. Goldblatt & L. von Staden
Justification
Aristea fimbriata is a range-restricted species (EOO <10 km²), is known from two to three locations and is potentially threatened by habitat loss and degradation.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
This species is endemic to Piketberg Mountain in the Western Cape.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Piketberg Sandstone Fynbos
Description
It occurs on rocky sandstone slopes in fynbos, 500-900 m.
Threats
There are no current severe threats to this species, but due to its localized distribution it is potentially vulnerable to habitat loss to dam construction (suitable habitat near one of the two known subpopulations have been lost to dam construction), as well as establishment of fruit orchards, and spreading alien invasive plants.
Population

This species has a highly restricted distribution range, and occurs in small, localized clumps.


Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Aristea fimbriata Goldblatt & J.C.ManningCritically Rare Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

Goldblatt, P. and Manning, J.C. 1997. New species of Aristea section Racemosae (Iridaceae) from the Cape Flora, South Africa. Novon 7(4):357-365.


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
Goldblatt, P. & von Staden, L. 2017. Aristea fimbriata Goldblatt & J.C.Manning. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2020/07/10

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