Nerine masoniorum

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Nerine masoniorum L.Bolus
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
AMARYLLIDACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Critically Endangered B1ab(i,ii,iii)
Assessment Date
2007/09/21
Assessor(s)
D.A. Snijman, A.P. Dold, D. Raimondo & J.E. Victor
Justification
A highly localized endemic (EOO 62 km²), known from two locations, one of which was lost recently due to the development of an informal settlement.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Eastern Cape
Range
Umtata.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Bhisho Thornveld
Description
Grassland, large, exposed sheets of dolerite that receive mist from coastal plains.
Threats
Threatened by habitat loss and degradation due to close proximity to an expanding informal settlement and heavy grazing by domestic stock. One subpopulation near Umtata has been destroyed by urban expansion (Dold and Weeks 2000) .
Population
Population trend
Decreasing
Conservation
Not conserved in any formally protected area.
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Nerine masoniorum L.BolusCR B1ab(i,ii,iii)Raimondo et al. (2009)
Nerine masoniorum L.BolusEN B1B2abVictor (2002)
Nerine masoniorum L.BolusRare Hilton-Taylor (1996)
Nerine masoniorum L.BolusUncertain Hall et al. (1980)
Bibliography

Barker, W.F. 1935. Nerine masoniorum. Flowering Plants of Africa 15:t. 570.


Dold, T. and Weeks, D. 2000. The Nerine from Misty Mount - How well do you know the wild Nerine masoniorium from the Eastern Cape? Veld & Flora 86(4):168-168.


Hall, A.V., De Winter, M., De Winter, B. and Van Oosterhout, S.A.M. 1980. Threatened plants of southern Africa. South African National Scienctific Programmes Report 45. CSIR, Pretoria.


Hilton-Taylor, C. 1996. Red data list of southern African plants. Strelitzia 4. South African National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.


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.


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., Dold, A.P., Raimondo, D. & Victor, J.E. 2007. Nerine masoniorum L.Bolus. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2018/11/21

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