Pauridia alticola Snijman & Kocyan
|Empodium occidentale (Nel) B.L.Burtt, Forbesia occidentalis Nel, Saniella occidentalis (Nel) B.L.Burtt|
|Cape Waterstar (e)|
Status and Criteria
Near Threatened B1ab(i,ii,iii,iv,v)
|D.A. Snijman, N.A. Helme & L. von Staden|
|EOO 14 824 km², known from 10 to 15 locations and declining due to ongoing habitat loss to agricultural expansion.|
|South African endemic|
|Northern Cape, Western Cape|
|Hantamsberg near Calvinia southwards across the Roggeveld Escarpment to the Swartruggens Mountains and Koue Bokkeveld near Ceres.|
Habitat and Ecology
|Fynbos, Succulent Karoo|
|Seasonally inundated depressions on shale and dolerite, and shale bands in the Cederberg.|
|This species is declining due to ongoing habitat loss to agricultural expansion around Ceres and in the Koue Bokkeveld, where many subpopulations known through historical records are now locally extinct. Two subpopulations were recently found during Environmental Impact Assessments for expansion of orchards and dam construction. On the Roggeveld Escarpment, there is some sporadic expansion of crop fields, but this threat is less severe.|
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
|Pauridia alticola Snijman & Kocyan||Rare ||2014.1|
|Saniella occidentalis (Nel) B.L.Burtt||Rare ||Raimondo et al. (2009)|
|Saniella occidentalis (Nel) B.L.Burtt||Lower Risk - Least Concern ||Victor (2002)|
|Empodium occidentale (Nel) B.L.Burtt||Insufficiently Known ||Hilton-Taylor (1996)|
Burtt, B.L. 2000. Saniella and its relation to other South African genera of Hypoxidaceae. Edinburgh Journal of Botany 57(1):63-70.
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.
Snijman, D.A. 2013. Plants of the Greater Cape Floristic Region 2: The extra Cape flora. Strelitzia 30. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.
Snijman, D.A. 2014. A taxonomic revision of the genus Pauridia (Hypoxidaceae) in southern Africa. Phytotaxa 182(1):1-114.
Snijman, D.A. and Kocyan, A. 2013. The genus Pauridia (Hypoxidaceae) amplified to include Hypoxis sect. Ianthe, Saniella and Spiloxene, with revised nomenclature and typification. Phytotaxa 116(1):19-33.
Victor, J.E. 2002. South Africa. In: J.S. Golding (ed), Southern African plant Red Data Lists. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report 14 (pp. 93-120), SABONET, Pretoria.
|Snijman, D.A., Helme, N.A. & von Staden, L. 2016. Pauridia alticola Snijman & Kocyan. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2017/03/27|