Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Rhodohypoxis thodiana (Nel) Hilliard & B.L.Burtt
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
HYPOXIDACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Rare
Assessment Date
2015/06/04
Assessor(s)
Y. Singh, J.E. Victor & H. Mtshali
Justification
A range-restricted (EOO 204 km²) KwaZulu-Natal Drakensberg endemic that is localized to wet areas at high altitudes, with no known threats.
Distribution
Endemism
Not endemic to South Africa
Provincial distribution
KwaZulu-Natal
Range
Bushman's River to Giants Castle.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Grassland
Description
Subalpine grassland and Drakensberg alpine tundra. Damp turf surfaces on or just below basalt summit plateaus, 2600-3050 m.
Population
Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Rhodohypoxis thodiana (Nel) Hilliard & B.L.BurttRare Raimondo et al. (2009)
Rhodohypoxis thodiana (Nel) Hilliard & B.L.BurttLower Risk - Near Threatened Victor (2002)
Rhodohypoxis thodiana (Nel) Hilliard & B.L.BurttLower Risk - Near Threatened Scott-Shaw (1999)
Rhodohypoxis thodiana (Nel) Hilliard & B.L.BurttInsufficiently Known Hilton-Taylor (1996)
Bibliography

Duncan, G.D. 2003. Rhodohypoxis: carpets of alpine jewels. Veld & Flora 89(4):140-144.


Hilliard, O.M. and Burtt, B.L. 1975. Notes on some plants of Southern Africa chiefly from Natal: IV. Notes from the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh 34:73-100.


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.


Scott-Shaw, C.R. 1999. Rare and threatened plants of KwaZulu-Natal and neighbouring regions. KwaZulu-Natal Nature Conservation Service, Pietermaritzburg.


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.


Citation
Singh, Y., Victor, J.E. & Mtshali, H. 2015. Rhodohypoxis thodiana (Nel) Hilliard & B.L.Burtt. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2021/09/21

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