Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Tritoniopsis toximontana J.C.Manning & Goldblatt
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
IRIDACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Rare
Assessment Date
2018/06/14
Assessor(s)
D. Raimondo
Justification
A range-restricted species (EOO 17 km²) limited to a small proportion of one vegetation type (Bokkeveld Sandstone Fynbos). It is fairly common in the correct habitat and is not threatened as it occurs in a rocky non-arable habitat.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Gifberg and Matsikamma Mountains.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Bokkeveld Sandstone Fynbos
Description
Sandstone mountain plateaus, tightly wedged among sandstone boulders in sheltered situations, often on cooler slopes.
Threats
No threats.
Population
Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Tritoniopsis toximontana J.C.Manning & GoldblattCritically Rare Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

Manning, J.C. and Goldblatt, P. 2001. Three new species of Tritoniopsis (Iridaceae: Crocoideae) from the Cape region of South Africa. Bothalia 31(2):175-181.


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. 2018. Tritoniopsis toximontana J.C.Manning & Goldblatt. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2020/10/20

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