Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Gladiolus atropictus Goldblatt & J.C.Manning
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
IRIDACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Vulnerable D2
Assessment Date
2007/09/12
Assessor(s)
N.A. Helme & D. Raimondo
Justification
Known from two locations. Plants are rare and scattered. Potentially threatened by encroachment from invasive alien pines.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Northern slopes of the Riviersonderend Mountains.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
North Sonderend Sandstone Fynbos
Description
Montane fynbos, growing in pockets of deeper soil on rocky sandstone slopes, 600-900 m.
Threats
Potentially threatened by competition from alien invasive plants if nearby infestations are allowed to spread into this species' habitat.
Population

Plants are rare, with a scattered distribution.


Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Gladiolus atropictus Goldblatt & J.C.ManningVU D2Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

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.


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. 2007. Gladiolus atropictus Goldblatt & J.C.Manning. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version . Accessed on 2024/04/14

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