Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Gladiolus serpenticola Goldblatt & J.C.Manning
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
IRIDACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Rare
Assessment Date
2009/08/13
Assessor(s)
J.E. Burrows, M. Lötter, B. Mohamed & D.A. Kamundi
Justification
Endemic to the Barberton district (Barberton Centre of Endemism). Although a slight potential threat of mining exists, the soils that this species occurs on do not contain very valuable minerals and there are no active mines in the area nor any mining applications under consideration.
Distribution
Endemism
Not endemic to South Africa
Provincial distribution
Mpumalanga
Range
Barberton and Swaziland.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Grassland, Savanna
Description
Serpentine soils.
Population
Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Gladiolus serpenticola Goldblatt & J.C.ManningRare Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

Goldblatt, P. and Manning, J.C. 1996. Two new edaphic endemic species and taxonomic changes in Gladiolus (Iridaceae) of southern Africa, and notes on Iridaceae restricted to unusual substrates. Novon 6:172-180.


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


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
Burrows, J.E., Lötter, M., Mohamed, B. & Kamundi, D.A. 2009. Gladiolus serpenticola Goldblatt & J.C.Manning. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2021/09/26

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