Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Adenogramma natans J.C.Manning & Goldblatt
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
MOLLUGINACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Critically Rare
Assessment Date
2014/05/05
Assessor(s)
J.C. Manning & D. Raimondo
Justification
A recently discovered, cryptic species, currently known from one subpopulation protected in a private nature reserve.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Foot of the Elandsberg Mountains, near Bo-Hermon.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Freshwater
Major habitats
Fynbos
Description
Shallow seasonal streams.
Threats
This species occurs in a well-managed private protected area where there are no threats to the population.
Population

Adenogramma species are generally very poorly collected, but being of insignificant character are easily overlooked, but they may also be truly rare (Manning et al. 2011). More surveys are needed to determine whether any other subpopulations exist.


Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Adenogramma natans J.C.Manning & GoldblattCritically Rare 2014.1
Bibliography

Manning, J.C., Goldblatt, P. and Forest, F. 2011. MOLLUGINACEAE: Adenogramma natans, a remarkable new aquatic species from the Western Cape, South Africa. Bothalia 41(1):189-193.


Citation
Manning, J.C. & Raimondo, D. 2014. Adenogramma natans J.C.Manning & Goldblatt. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2024/02/23

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