Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Babiana foliosa G.J.Lewis
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
IRIDACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)
Assessment Date
2005/08/15
Assessor(s)
D. Raimondo & P. Goldblatt
Justification
Known from a single collection near Riviersonderend in 1951, much of this area has subsequently been converted to wheat cultivation. Possibly extinct.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Riviersonderend.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Central Ruens Shale Renosterveld
Description
Clay-loam flats.
Threats
Unknown
Population
Population trend
Unknown
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Babiana foliosa G.J.LewisCritically Endangered (Possibly Extinct) Raimondo et al. (2009)
Babiana foliosa G.J.LewisInsufficiently Known Hilton-Taylor (1996)
Babiana foliosa G.J.LewisUncertain Hall et al. (1980)
Bibliography

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.


Goldblatt, P. and Manning, J.C. 2007. A revision of the southern African genus Babiana, Iridaceae, Crocoideae. Strelitzia 18:1-97. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.


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.


Manning, J., Goldblatt, P. and Snijman, D. 2002. The color encyclopedia of Cape bulbs. Timber Press, Portland/Cambridge.


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. & Goldblatt, P. 2005. Babiana foliosa G.J.Lewis. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2020/08/11

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