Romulea syringodeoflora

Scientific Name
Romulea syringodeoflora Vos
Higher Classification
National Status
Status and Criteria
Near Threatened B1ab(ii,iii)+2ab(ii,iii)
Assessment Date
J.C. Manning, P. Goldblatt & D. Raimondo
A range-restricted Roggeveld endemic (EOO 474 km²), known from nine location and possibly occurring at a few more in unsurveyed parts of its range. Suspected to occur at less than 15 locations in total. Experiencing ongoing decline of habitat to crop cultivation as well as habitat degradation as a result of livestock overgrazing.
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Northern Cape
Roggeveld Plateau.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Major habitats
Roggeveld Shale Renosterveld
Stony shale flats and slopes.
Ongoing habitat degradation as a result of livestock overgrazing and trampling is taking place across this species range, there has also been past loss to crop cultivation, this taxon's preference to most flats and slopes makes it vulnerable to the impacts of crop cultivation.
Population trend
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Romulea syringodeoflora VosVU D2Raimondo et al. (2009)
Romulea syringodeoflora VosRare Hilton-Taylor (1996)
Romulea syringodeoflora VosRare Hall et al. (1980)

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.

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.

Manning, J.C., Goldblatt, P. & Raimondo, D. 2016. Romulea syringodeoflora Vos. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2019/10/15

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