Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Xenoscapa uliginosa Goldblatt & J.C.Manning
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
IRIDACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Rare
Assessment Date
2019/12/20
Assessor(s)
P. Goldblatt & L. von Staden
Justification
A range-restricted, localized habitat specialist. It occurs in a very specific habitat that is inaccessible to livestock and is non-arable, therefore it is not threatened.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Northern Cape
Range
This species is endemic to the Kamiesberg Mountains in Namaqualand, Northern Cape.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Kamiesberg Mountains Shrubland, Kamiesberg Granite Fynbos
Description
It is localized to seasonally wet seeps, rock flushes and along streamlets, typically wedged between damp, shady overhangs of huge granite boulders.
Threats
This species has no severe threats.
Population
Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Xenoscapa uliginosa Goldblatt & J.C.ManningCritically Rare Raimondo et al. (2009)
Xenoscapa uliginosa Goldblatt & J.C.ManningRare Hilton-Taylor (1996)
Bibliography

Goldblatt, P. and Manning, J.C. 1995. Phylogeny of the African genera Anomatheca and Freesia (Iridaceae: Ixioideae), and a new genus Xenoscapa. Systematic Botany 20(2):161-178.


Hilton-Taylor, C. 1996. Red data list of southern African plants. Strelitzia 4. South African National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.


Manning, J.C. and Goldblatt, P. 2011. Review of the genus Xenoscapa (Iridaceae: Crocoideae), including X. grandiflora, a new species from southern Namibia. Bothalia 41(2):283-288.


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
Goldblatt, P. & von Staden, L. 2019. Xenoscapa uliginosa Goldblatt & J.C.Manning. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2020/10/20

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