Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Sansevieria metallica Gérôme & Labroy
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
RUSCACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Least Concern
Assessment Date
2017/07/12
Assessor(s)
L. von Staden
Justification
This species has a restricted range in South Africa, and is known from only a few records. It is possibly overlooked, as it is easily confused with the widespread and common S. hyacinthoides. There are no known severe threats to the population in South Africa, and this species is also widespread outside of South Africa, and therefore not considered in danger of extinction.
Distribution
Endemism
Not endemic to South Africa
Provincial distribution
KwaZulu-Natal
Range
In South Africa, this species is restricted to the Maputaland coastal flats of northern KwaZulu-Natal. It is widespread through Mozambique to southern Malawi.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Forest, Indian Ocean Coastal Belt, Savanna
Description
Shaded places on coastal sandy flats and among dunes, 0-900 m.
Threats
There are no severe threats to this species in South Africa. Threats elsewhere in its range are not known.
Population
Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Sansevieria metallica Gérôme & LabroyCritically Rare Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

La Croix, I. 2010. Dracaeanaceae. In: J.R. Timberlake and E.S. Martins (eds). Flora Zambesiaca 13 Part 2:13-35. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London.


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.


Van Jaarsveld, E. 1994. The Sansevieria species of South Africa and Namibia. Aloe 31(4):11-15.


Citation
von Staden, L. 2017. Sansevieria metallica Gérôme & Labroy. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2020/10/25

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