Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Romulea vlokii M.P.de Vos
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
IRIDACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Vulnerable D1+2
Assessment Date
2007/01/26
Assessor(s)
J.H. Vlok & D. Raimondo
Justification
Known from five locations from a total of 650 mature individuals. It has lost subpopulations to crop cultivation in the past and remains potentially threatened by alien plant invasion.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Kammanassie, Swartberg, Gamkaberg and Langeberg Mountains.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
South Kammanassie Sandstone Fynbos, North Outeniqua Sandstone Fynbos, North Langeberg Sandstone Fynbos
Description
Moist sandy soils.
Threats
Parts of this species' habitat has been ploughed in the past, and it is likely that subpopulations have been lost. Currently, plants remain at five locations but it appears that habitat loss has ceased. This species however remains potentially threatened by expanding crop cultivation and competition from alien invasive plants, which are present in the area.
Population
Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Romulea vlokii M.P.de VosVU D1+2Raimondo et al. (2009)
Romulea vlokii M.P.de VosRare Hilton-Taylor (1996)
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.


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.


Vlok, J. and Schutte-Vlok, A.L. 2010. Plants of the Klein Karoo. Umdaus Press, Hatfield.


Citation
Vlok, J.H. & Raimondo, D. 2007. Romulea vlokii M.P.de Vos. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2021/09/23

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