Moraea tripetala subsp. violacea

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Moraea tripetala (L.f.) Ker Gawl. subsp. violacea Goldblatt & J.C.Manning
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
IRIDACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Near Threatened B1ab(iii)
Assessment Date
2014/04/16
Assessor(s)
L. von Staden
Justification
EOO 8342 km², between 10 and 20 locations continue to decline due to ongoing habitat loss to agriculture and urban expansion.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Ceres to Worcester and Barrydale.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Fynbos, Succulent Karoo
Description
Clay soils in renosterveld.
Threats
Around Worcester and De Doorns, subpopulations are threatened by ongoing habitat loss to urban expansion. Around Gydo, the Warm Bokkeveld east of Ceres, and Barrydale, this subspecies continues to decline due to ongoing habitat loss to expanding crop cultivation.
Population
Population trend
Decreasing
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Moraea tripetala (L.f.) Ker Gawl. subsp. violacea Goldblatt & J.C.ManningNT B1ab(iii)2014.1
Moraea tripetala (L.f.) Ker Gawl.Least Concern Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

Goldblatt, P. and Manning, J.C. 2012. Systematics of the hypervariable Moraea tripetala complex (Iridaceae: Iridoideae) of the southern African winter rainfall zone. Bothalia 42(2):111-135.


Citation
von Staden, L. 2014. Moraea tripetala (L.f.) Ker Gawl. subsp. violacea Goldblatt & J.C.Manning. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2019/06/19

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