Stachys comosa

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Stachys comosa Codd
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
LAMIACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Vulnerable D2
Assessment Date
2015/04/24
Assessor(s)
H. Mtshali
Justification
This species has a restricted range (EOO 2060 km²), known from four locations which are potentially threatened by too frequent fires and alien plant invasion.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
KwaZulu-Natal
Range
Southern KwaZulu-Natal, between Richmond and Harding.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Ngongoni Veld, Southern KwaZulu-Natal Moist Grassland
Description
Grassy slopes, often among rocks.
Threats
Around Dumisa, severe forestry plantations and human settlement have caused severe habitat loss. Potentially threatened by spread of invasive pine seedlings into its habitat from surrounding timber plantations.
Population
Population trend
Unknown
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Stachys comosa CoddThreatened Raimondo et al. (2009)
Stachys comosa CoddData Deficient Scott-Shaw (1999)
Bibliography

Codd, L.E. 1986. Lamiaceae: a new species of Stachys; a new species of Thorncroftia. Bothalia 16(1):51-53.


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.


Citation
Mtshali, H. 2015. Stachys comosa Codd. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2017/12/14

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