Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Gladiolus comptonii G.J.Lewis
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
IRIDACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Critically Rare
Assessment Date
2006/03/11
Assessor(s)
N.A. Helme & D. Raimondo
Justification
Restricted to a very small area (EOO<20 km²) on an inselberg in the Clanwilliam district. Not threatened.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Olifants River Mountains.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Graafwater Sandstone Fynbos
Description
Montane fynbos, upper rocky sandstone slopes, 600-700 m.
Population
Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Gladiolus comptonii G.J.LewisCritically Rare Raimondo et al. (2009)
Gladiolus comptonii G.J.LewisRare Hilton-Taylor (1996)
Gladiolus comptonii G.J.LewisVulnerable Hall et al. (1980)
Bibliography

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


Goldblatt, P. and Manning, J.C. 2000. Cape Plants: A conspectus of the Cape Flora of South Africa. Strelitzia 9. National Botanical Institute, Cape Town.


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.


Lewis, G.J., Obermeyer, A.A. and Barnard, T.T. 1972. Gladiolus: a revision of the South African species. Journal of South African Botany Supplement 10:1-316. Purnell, Cape Town.


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
Helme, N.A. & Raimondo, D. 2006. Gladiolus comptonii G.J.Lewis. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2021/09/26

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