Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Babiana montana G.J.Lewis
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
IRIDACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Endangered B1ab(ii,iii,v)
Assessment Date
2006/07/28
Assessor(s)
P. Goldblatt & D. Raimondo
Justification
EOO<3000 km², known from three locations. It has lost over 80% of its habitat to wheat cultivation in the past 70 years. Remaining subpopulations are threatened by habitat degradation as a result of alien plant invasion and livestock overgrazing.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Caledon to Bredasdorp.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Central Ruens Shale Renosterveld, Western Ruens Shale Renosterveld, De Hoop Limestone Fynbos, Elim Ferricrete Fynbos
Description
Sandstone and limestone slopes.
Threats
Habitat degradation, Habitat loss, Invasive Alien Species (direct effects)
Population
Population trend
Decreasing
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Babiana montana G.J.LewisEN B1ab(ii,iii,v)Raimondo et al. (2009)
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.


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. & Raimondo, D. 2006. Babiana montana G.J.Lewis. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2020/08/11

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