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Syringodea flanaganii

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Syringodea flanaganii Baker
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
IRIDACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Vulnerable B1ab(i,ii,iii,iv,v)
Assessment Date
2014/09/23
Assessor(s)
M.M.P. Mogale & L. von Staden
Justification
A relatively widespread (EOO 10 293 km²), but rarely recorded species known from fewer than 10 locations and declining due to ongoing habitat loss and degradation.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Eastern Cape
Range
Port Elizabeth to Komga and Cathcart.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Amathole Montane Grassland, Bhisho Thornveld, Sundays Thicket, Groot Thicket
Description
Stony flats and slopes.
Threats
Threatened by ongoing habitat loss to urban expansion around Port Elizabeth, where it was last recorded in 1933, and is now possibly locally extinct. Recent field observations from the Stutterheim-Cathcart area indicate that the species is threatened by habitat degradation due to overgrazing.
Population

S. flanaganii is rarely collected and poorly known. It is difficult to distinguish from S. bicolor and S. longituba, and may be misidentified and overlooked. It is known from only a few, rather disjunct records scattered over a wide area, but it occurs in a botanically poorly explored area and field surveys may reveal it to be more common than records suggest.


Population trend
Decreasing
Citation
Mogale, M.M.P. & von Staden, L. 2014. Syringodea flanaganii Baker. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2019/12/06

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