Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Tritonia linearifolia Goldblatt & J.C.Manning
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
IRIDACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Least Concern
Assessment Date
2014/05/01
Assessor(s)
L. von Staden
Justification
Widespread in montane areas where it is not threatened.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Eastern Cape, Western Cape
Range
Outeniqua, Kouga and Baviaanskloof mountains.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Fynbos
Description
Cool, south-facing rocky sandstone slopes.
Population

There are only a few collections of this species, but it is suspected to be under sampled, rather than rare. It can be locally common in suitable habitat, especially on the southern slopes of the Kouga Mountains (Manning and Goldblatt 2011).


Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Tritonia linearifolia Goldblatt & J.C.ManningLeast Concern 2014.1
Bibliography

Manning, J.C. and Goldblatt, P. 2011. IRIDACEAE: Tritonia cedarmontana and T. linearifolia (Crocoideae), two new species from the Cape Floristic Region; T. lineata var. parvifolia included in T. gladiolaris; and the correct author citation for T. strictiflora. Bothalia 41(1):171-175.


Citation
von Staden, L. 2014. Tritonia linearifolia Goldblatt & J.C.Manning. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2021/09/19

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