Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Gladiolus exilis G.J.Lewis
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
IRIDACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Near Threatened B1ab(iii)
Assessment Date
2006/07/24
Assessor(s)
D. Raimondo & N.A. Helme
Justification
EOO<1200 km², known from 10-15 locations. Declining in habitat quality due to alien plant invasion (Hakea sp.).
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Porterville to Du Toit's Kloof.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Fynbos
Description
Well-drained, rocky slopes in loamy, sandstone-derived soil in low fynbos, at Slanghoek and Bain's Kloof it grows on lower slopes close to the sandstone-shale interface, or near shale bands.
Population
Population trend
Decreasing
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Gladiolus exilis G.J.LewisNT B1ab(iii)Raimondo et al. (2009)
Gladiolus exilis G.J.LewisRare Hilton-Taylor (1996)
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.


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
Raimondo, D. & Helme, N.A. 2006. Gladiolus exilis G.J.Lewis. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version . Accessed on 2024/04/14

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