Pauridia breviscapa Snijman
Status and Criteria
|L. von Staden|
|Pauridia breviscapa is a rare, localized habitat specialist, but it is not threatened.|
|South African endemic|
|Northern Cape, Western Cape|
|Tanqua Karoo, Roggeveld Escarpment, Klein Roggeveld to Matjiesfontein.|
Habitat and Ecology
|Fynbos, Succulent Karoo|
|Shaded or sheltered damp, shallow loamy soils on south-facing slopes and in seepages at the base of rocks.|
|There are no severe threats to this species. Some parts of the Roggeveld and Tanqua Karoo are degraded due to overgrazing, but this is unlikely to have affected this species.|
Pauridia breviscapa occurs in small, localized subpopulations confined to suitable microhabitat. The population is not suspected to be declining, but its Area of Occupancy is small.
Snijman, D.A. 2014. A taxonomic revision of the genus Pauridia (Hypoxidaceae) in southern Africa. Phytotaxa 182(1):1-114.
|von Staden, L. 2016. Pauridia breviscapa Snijman. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2017/03/27|