Scientific Name
Klattia partita Baker
Higher Classification
Common Names
Kammetjiesbos (a), Kammetjiesbossie (a)
National Status
Status and Criteria
Least Concern
Assessment Date
L. von Staden
A rare, range-restricted (EOO 5905 km²) habitat specialist. Its habitat is mostly protected, but it is potentially threatened by water abstraction in the Kogelberg and alien invasive plants on the Riviersonderend Mountains.
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Cape Peninsula, Hottentots Holland and Langeberg Mountains.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Major habitats
South Langeberg Sandstone Fynbos, Kogelberg Sandstone Fynbos, South Sonderend Sandstone Fynbos, Peninsula Sandstone Fynbos
Restricted to cooler, south-facing slopes in seeps and marsh margins above 600 m.
Ground water abstraction is a potential threat for the Hottentot Holland subpopulations, while a recently discovered subpopulation on the south-facing slopes of the Riviersonderend Mountains is potentially threatened by competition from alien invasive plants.

This species is a highly localized habitat specialist, but can be locally common in suitable habitat. Recent field observations revealed that this species is more common than previously thought, and it is now known from at least 20 locations.

Population trend
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Klattia partita BakerNT D2Raimondo et al. (2009)
Klattia partita BakerRare Hilton-Taylor (1996)
Klattia partita BakerRare Hall et al. (1980)

Goldblatt, P. 1993. The woody Iridaceae: Nivenia, Klattia & Witsenia. Timber Press, Portland, Oregon.

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.

Hall, A.V., De Winter, M., De Winter, B. and Van Oosterhout, S.A.M. 1980. Threatened plants of southern Africa. South African National Scienctific Programmes Report 45. CSIR, Pretoria.

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.

von Staden, L. 2018. Klattia partita Baker. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2023/12/04

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