Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Gladiolus macneilii Oberm.
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
IRIDACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Critically Endangered B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii)
Assessment Date
2006/11/14
Assessor(s)
M. Lötter, J.E. Burrows & L. von Staden
Justification
Confined to a small area on dolomites at the summit of Abel Erasmus Pass (EOO<20 km² and AOO<10 km²). The location is communally owned and severely overgrazed and over-utilized for firewood.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Limpopo
Range
Abel Erasmus Pass.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Poung Dolomite Mountain Bushveld
Description
Grassland and light woodland, in loamy soil on very rocky ground on dolomite outcrops.
Threats
Habitat degradation
Population
Population trend
Decreasing
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Gladiolus macneilii Oberm.CR B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii)Raimondo et al. (2009)
Gladiolus macneilii Oberm.Vulnerable Hilton-Taylor (1996)
Gladiolus macneilii Oberm.Rare Hall et al. (1980)
Bibliography

Goldblatt, P. and Manning, J.C. 1998. Gladiolus in southern Africa. Fernwood Press, Vlaeberg.


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.


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
Lötter, M., Burrows, J.E. & von Staden, L. 2006. Gladiolus macneilii Oberm. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version . Accessed on 2024/04/14

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