Romulea tubulosa

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Romulea tubulosa J.C.Manning & Goldblatt
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
IRIDACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Vulnerable D2
Assessment Date
2016/02/22
Assessor(s)
N.A. Helme, L. von Staden & D. van der Colff
Justification
A newly described species that is inconspicuous and appears to be rare, and is currently only known from two locations. It is potentially threatened by habitat degradation due to overgrazing and trampling on communal lands at one of these locations. Further field surveys may reveal it to be more widespread than currently known.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Northern Cape
Range
Kamiesberg Mountains, from Naras to the Rooiberg south of Leliefontein.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Namaqualand Granite Renosterveld
Description
Renosterveld and fynbos on gravel flats and slopes.
Threats
Known from two localities and potentially threatened by overgrazing and trampling in communal lands in one of the localities near Naras (N.A. Helme pers. comm. 2015).
Population
Population trend
Stable
Bibliography

Manning, J.C. and Goldblatt, P. 2008. Iridaceae: Romulea lutea and R. tubulosa (Crocoideae), two new species from Namaqualand, South Africa. Bothalia 38(1):78-82.


Citation
Helme, N.A., von Staden, L. & van der Colff, D. 2016. Romulea tubulosa J.C.Manning & Goldblatt. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2017/12/14

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