Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Brunsvigia elandsmontana Snijman
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
AMARYLLIDACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Critically Endangered B1ab(v)+2ab(v)
Assessment Date
2007/09/19
Assessor(s)
D.A. Snijman & D. Raimondo
Justification
Known from one location on transition soils between sandstone and clay. The majority of similar surrounding habitat has been transformed by wheat cultivation over the past 70 years. It is known from fewer than 700 plants and is threatened by grazing by game.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Elandsberg.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Swartland Shale Renosterveld, Swartland Alluvium Fynbos
Description
Pebbly soils on flats.
Threats
No plants could be found during surveys of the only known location in 2005, 2006 and 2007 (J.C. Manning pers. comm.). It is likely that the population is negatively impacted by heavy grazing pressure from game.
Population

The only known population is estimated to consist of fewer than 700 plants.


Population trend
Decreasing
Conservation
Elandsberg Private Nature Reserve.
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Brunsvigia elandsmontana SnijmanCR B1ab(v)Raimondo et al. (2009)
Brunsvigia elandsmontana SnijmanVU D2Victor (2002)
Bibliography

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.


Snijman, D.A. 2001. A new species of Brunsvigia (Amaryllideae) from Western Cape, South Africa. Bothalia 31(1):34-37.


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
Snijman, D.A. & Raimondo, D. 2007. Brunsvigia elandsmontana Snijman. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2021/09/19

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