Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Gethyllis grandiflora L.Bolus
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
AMARYLLIDACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Least Concern
Assessment Date
2015/04/30
Assessor(s)
P.C.V. Van Wyk, D.A. Snijman & D. Raimondo
Justification
Widespread across the Richtersveld, common, and not in danger of extinction.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Northern Cape
Range
Richtersveld Mountains to Komaggas.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Desert, Succulent Karoo
Description
Sandy and or stony soils in arid karroid shrubland.
Threats
The highly aromatic fruits are eagerly collected and eaten by the Nama people of the Richtersveld, but is unlikely to be causing any decline to the population. In the past plants were illegally collected, but there are no signs of over collecting causing population decline anywhere within this species' range. It is able to survive intense grazing and trampling by livestock.
Population

A widespread, and relatively common species, that occurs as scattered individuals. This is one of the few endemic species that survives and even thrives under the intense grazing pressure in large parts of the Richtersveld that is severely overstocked with livestock, and is therefore not suspected to be declining.


Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Gethyllis grandiflora L.BolusLeast Concern 2015.1
Gethyllis grandiflora L.BolusVU C2a(i)Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

Müller-Doblies, D. 1986. De Liliifloris notulae 3. Enumeratio specierum generum Gethyllis et Apodolirion (Amaryllidaceae). Willdenowia 15(2):465-471.


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.


Citation
Van Wyk, P.C.V., Snijman, D.A. & Raimondo, D. 2015. Gethyllis grandiflora L.Bolus. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version . Accessed on 2024/07/22

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