Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Romulea eburnea J.C.Manning & Goldblatt
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
IRIDACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Vulnerable D2
Assessment Date
2016/11/20
Assessor(s)
P. Goldblatt, J.C. Manning & D. Raimondo
Justification
A rare, localized endemic to the Roggeveld Escarpment, where it is known from two locations and potentially threatened by habitat degradation due to overgrazing.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Northern Cape
Range
Klein Roggeveld.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Central Mountain Shale Renosterveld, Roggeveld Shale Renosterveld
Description
Shale soils.
Threats
It is potentially threatened by habitat degradation due to overgrazing - large parts of the Roggeveld is overstocked with livestock.
Population

Romulea eburnea is a rare and localized species. It is currently known from two locations, but it is possibly more common as its habitat remains largely intact, and has not yet been thoroughly explored. The population trend is not certain, but it is not suspected to be declining.


Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Romulea eburnea J.C.Manning & GoldblattVU D2Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

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.


Snijman, D.A. 2013. Plants of the Greater Cape Floristic Region 2: The extra Cape flora. Strelitzia 30. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.


Citation
Goldblatt, P., Manning, J.C. & Raimondo, D. 2016. Romulea eburnea J.C.Manning & Goldblatt. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2021/09/23

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