Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Gladiolus symonsii F.Bolus
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
IRIDACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Rare
Assessment Date
2015/05/14
Assessor(s)
C.R. Scott-Shaw & H. Mtshali
Justification
EOO 776 km², known from six subpopulations, all at high altitudes within protected areas where it is not threatened.
Distribution
Endemism
Not endemic to South Africa
Provincial distribution
KwaZulu-Natal
Range
Drakensberg, from Bushman's Nek to Giant's Castle.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Grassland
Description
Rocky sandstone or basalt in montane and subalpine grassland, on cliffs and steep grassy slopes, 1900-3000 m.
Threats
This species' habitat is well protected and it is not threatened.
Population
Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Gladiolus symonsii F.BolusRare Raimondo et al. (2009)
Gladiolus symonsii F.BolusLower Risk - Near Threatened Scott-Shaw (1999)
Gladiolus symonsii F.BolusRare Hilton-Taylor (1996)
Gladiolus symonsii F.BolusRare 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.


Scott-Shaw, C.R. 1999. Rare and threatened plants of KwaZulu-Natal and neighbouring regions. KwaZulu-Natal Nature Conservation Service, Pietermaritzburg.


Citation
Scott-Shaw, C.R. & Mtshali, H. 2015. Gladiolus symonsii F.Bolus. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2021/09/26

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