Pauridia breviscapa

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Pauridia breviscapa Snijman
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
HYPOXIDACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Rare
Assessment Date
2016/08/26
Assessor(s)
L. von Staden
Justification
Pauridia breviscapa is a rare, localized habitat specialist, but it is not threatened.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Northern Cape, Western Cape
Range
Tanqua Karoo, Roggeveld Escarpment, Klein Roggeveld to Matjiesfontein.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Fynbos, Succulent Karoo
Description
Shaded or sheltered damp, shallow loamy soils on south-facing slopes and in seepages at the base of rocks.
Threats
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.
Population

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.


Population trend
Stable
Bibliography

Snijman, D.A. 2014. A taxonomic revision of the genus Pauridia (Hypoxidaceae) in southern Africa. Phytotaxa 182(1):1-114.


Citation
von Staden, L. 2016. Pauridia breviscapa Snijman. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2017/09/19

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