Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Wachendorfia thyrsiflora Burm.
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
HAEMODORACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Least Concern
Assessment Date
2020/01/14
Assessor(s)
D. Raimondo
Justification
Widespread in the Western and Eastern Cape provinces of South Africa, occurs at over 40 locations. It is not currently in danger of extinction, but could decline significantly if alien invasive plants are left unmanaged.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Eastern Cape, Western Cape
Range
Clanwilliam to Cape Peninsula to Humansdorp.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Freshwater
Description
It occurs in permanent marshes and streams.
Threats
This species' habitat is likely to be threatened by ongoing degradation by alien invasive plants.
Population
Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Wachendorfia thyrsiflora Burm.Least Concern Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

Cook, C.D.K. 2004. Aquatic and wetland plants of southern Africa. Backhuys Publishers, Leiden, The Netherlands.


Goldblatt, P. and Manning, J.C. 2000. Cape Plants: A conspectus of the Cape Flora of South Africa. Strelitzia 9. National Botanical Institute, Cape Town.


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.


Sieben, E.J.J. 2009. The status and distribution of vascular plants (Magnoliophyta, Lycophyta, Pteridophyta). In: W.R.T. Darwall, K.G. Smith, D. Tweddle and P. Skelton (eds.), The status and distribution of freshwater biodiversity in southern Africa (pp. 83-98), IUCN and SAIAB, Gland, Switzerland and Grahamstown, South Africa.


Vlok, J. and Schutte-Vlok, A.L. 2010. Plants of the Klein Karoo. Umdaus Press, Hatfield.


Citation
Raimondo, D. 2020. Wachendorfia thyrsiflora Burm. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2021/04/18

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