Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Moraea marginata J.C.Manning & Goldblatt
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
IRIDACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Least Concern
Assessment Date
2017/05/20
Assessor(s)
L. von Staden
Justification
A widespread (EOO 1497 km²) but rarely recorded species, currently known from three widely scattered subpopulations. It is likely to be overlooked, rather than rare or threatened.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Northern Cape
Range
Hantamsberg and Roggeveld Escarpment around Sutherland.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Succulent Karoo
Description
Open, succulent karroid scrub, in fine alluvial sands over shale at the foot of sandstone outcrops.
Threats
There are no severe threats to this species.
Population

This species was previously only known from a small area around Sutherland. Recent collections however confirmed its occurrence on the Hantamsberg, ±140 km further north, suggesting that it is possibly more widespread and common across the Roggeveld Escarpment. This species flowers during summer, outside the peak flowering season for the area, and is therefore likely to be overlooked.


Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Moraea marginata J.C.Manning & GoldblattCritically Rare Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

Manning, J.C. and Goldblatt, P. 2006. New species of Iridaceae from the Hantam-Roggeveld Centre of Endemism, and the Bokkeveld, Northern Cape, South Africa. Bothalia 36(2):139-145.


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
von Staden, L. 2017. Moraea marginata J.C.Manning & Goldblatt. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2020/08/10

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