Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Nivenia levynsiae Weim.
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
IRIDACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Rare
Assessment Date
2007/05/11
Assessor(s)
P. Goldblatt, J.C. Manning & D. Raimondo
Justification
Known from less than 10 sites within the greater Kogelberg area (EOO <200 km²). Occurs on rocky outcrops, can resprout after fire and is therefore not threatened.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Kogelberg.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Fynbos
Description
Dry, exposed rocky outcrops above 500 m.
Threats
No threats. This species' habitat is protected and it is not sensitive to too frequent fire.
Population
Population trend
Stable
Conservation
Protected in the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve.
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Nivenia levynsiae Weim.Rare Raimondo et al. (2009)
Nivenia levynsiae Weim.Not Threatened Hilton-Taylor (1996)
Nivenia levynsiae Weim.Rare Hall et al. (1980)
Bibliography

Goldblatt, P. 1993. The woody Iridaceae: Nivenia, Klattia & Witsenia. Timber Press, Portland, Oregon.


Goldblatt, P. and Manning, J.C. 2000. Cape Plants: A conspectus of the Cape Flora of South Africa. Strelitzia 9. National Botanical Institute, Cape Town.


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.


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.


Citation
Goldblatt, P., Manning, J.C. & Raimondo, D. 2007. Nivenia levynsiae Weim. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2024/02/23

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