Hesperantha helmei

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Hesperantha helmei Goldblatt & J.C.Manning
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
IRIDACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Rare
Assessment Date
2016/11/19
Assessor(s)
D. Raimondo & N.A. Helme
Justification
A rare, range-restricted (EOO 777 km²) habitat specialist, but not threatened.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Eastern Cape
Range
Sneeuberg Complex near Graaff-Reinet, where it occurs on the Toorberg, Nardousberg and Sneeuberg.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Karoo Escarpment Grassland
Description
High elevations in regularly burned, rocky grassland, covered in snow during winter.
Threats
There are no severe threats to this species.
Population
Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Hesperantha helmei Goldblatt & J.C.ManningLeast Concern Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

Bredenkamp, C. In prep. Conspectus of the flora of the Eastern cape. Strelitzia.


Goldblatt, P. and Manning, J.C. 2007. New species and notes on Hesperantha (Iridaceae) in southern Africa. Bothalia 37(2):177-182.


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. 2016. Hesperantha helmei Goldblatt & J.C.Manning. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2017/12/14

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