Ferraria brevifolia

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Ferraria brevifolia G.J.Lewis
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
IRIDACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Vulnerable D2
Assessment Date
2012/10/19
Assessor(s)
P. Goldblatt & L. von Staden
Justification
A rare, localized (EOO <100 km²) species known from only a few collections, and potentially threatened by habitat degradation due to overgrazing.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Bitterfontein to Nuwerus.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Namaqualand Klipkoppe Shrubland
Description
Gravel and rocky granitic slopes.
Threats
Potentially threatened by overgrazing. This area is also extensively cultivated, but this is unlikely to impact on the rocky habitat of this species.
Population
Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Ferraria brevifolia G.J.LewisRare 2012.1
Ferraria brevifolia G.J.LewisRare Raimondo et al. (2009)
Ferraria brevifolia G.J.LewisRare Hilton-Taylor (1996)
Bibliography

De Vos, M.P. 1979. The African genus Ferraria. Journal of South African Botany 45(3):295-375.


Goldblatt, P. and Manning, J.C. 2011. Systematics and biology of the African genus Ferraria (Iridaceae: Irideae). Bothalia 41(1):1-40.


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. & von Staden, L. 2012. Ferraria brevifolia G.J.Lewis. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2018/08/16

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