Moraea geminifolia Goldblatt & J.C.Manning
Status and Criteria
|L. von Staden|
|Plants at a single known location is potentially threatened by habitat loss to mining.|
|South African endemic|
|Namaqualand, near Nigramoep.|
Habitat and Ecology
|Namaqualand Shale Shrubland|
|Hard clay soils on rocky ridge tops.|
|The population occurs within a mining site and is potentially threatened by habitat loss, should mining expand.|
This species is known from a single location, where it is locally abundant. Available habitat is however extensive, and still relatively poorly explored. It is possible that other subpopulations exist in more inaccessible areas away from roads. It was recently (2013) recollected at a mining site where it was first recorded in 2005.
Goldblatt, P. and Manning, J.C. 2014. Taxonomy of the Moraea saxicola complex (Iridaceae: Iridoideae) of arid, western southern Africa, with the new species, M. acocksii, M. geminifolia, M. quartzicola and M. teretifolia. South African Journal of Botany 91:75-83.
|von Staden, L. 2016. Moraea geminifolia Goldblatt & J.C.Manning. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2017/03/25|