Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Gladiolus exiguus G.J.Lewis
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
IRIDACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Least Concern
Assessment Date
2005/08/30
Assessor(s)
M. Lötter, J.E. Burrows & J.E. Victor
Justification
Although this species has a very small range (EOO 3220 km²) it is very common. Some of its habitat has been lost to timber plantations, but in spite of this it is still considered common, and not yet in danger of extinction.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Mpumalanga
Range
Mpumalanga Drakensberg Escarpment.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Grassland
Description
Rocky quartzitic or sandstone slopes in well-drained open grasslands.
Threats
Some of this species' habitat has been lost to timber plantations in the past, but plantations are not significantly expanding, and remaining escarpment grasslands are well-protected.
Population
Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Gladiolus exiguus G.J.LewisLeast Concern Raimondo et al. (2009)
Gladiolus exiguus G.J.LewisRare Hilton-Taylor (1996)
Gladiolus exiguus G.J.LewisRare 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.


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
Lötter, M., Burrows, J.E. & Victor, J.E. 2005. Gladiolus exiguus G.J.Lewis. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version . Accessed on 2024/04/17

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