Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Romulea viridibracteata M.P.de Vos
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
IRIDACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Rare
Assessment Date
2007/01/26
Assessor(s)
D. Raimondo & J.C. Manning
Justification
All collections, except an old one from Nieuwoudtville, come from Pakhuis Pass (EOO <500 km²). Pakhuis Pass occurs within a conservation area, hence this species is not currently threatened. It lost 50% of its habitat to cultivation before the protected area was declared.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Northern Cape, Western Cape
Range
Bokkeveld Mountains to Pakhuis Pass.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Fynbos
Description
Shale band on sandstone slopes.
Threats
Although some subpopulations appear to have been lost to expanding crop cultivation in the past, remaining subpopulations are now protected within a wilderness area and ongoing habitat loss is unlikely.
Population
Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Romulea viridibracteata M.P.de VosRare Raimondo et al. (2009)
Romulea viridibracteata M.P.de VosInsufficiently Known Hilton-Taylor (1996)
Romulea viridibracteata M.P.de VosUncertain Hall et al. (1980)
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.


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.


Manning, J., Goldblatt, P. and Snijman, D. 2002. The color encyclopedia of Cape bulbs. Timber Press, Portland/Cambridge.


Manning, J.C. and Goldblatt, P. 2001. A synoptic review of Romulea (Iridaceae: Crocoideae) in sub-Saharan Africa, the Arabian Peninsula and Socotra including new species, biological notes, and a new infrageneric classification. Adansonia 23(1):59-108.


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. & Manning, J.C. 2007. Romulea viridibracteata M.P.de Vos. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2021/09/23

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