Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Cyrtanthus labiatus R.A.Dyer
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
AMARYLLIDACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Rare
Assessment Date
2017/10/11
Assessor(s)
D.A. Snijman & J.E. Victor
Justification
Cyrtanthus labiatus is a widespread, but very rare and localized species, known from three subpopulations. It has no severe threats and is therefore not suspected to be in danger of extinction.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Eastern Cape, Western Cape
Range
It occurs in the Klein Swartberg, Groot Swartberg and Baviaanskloof mountains.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Western Little Karoo, Western Gwarrieveld, Albany Alluvial Vegetation, Sundays Arid Thicket, Sundays Valley Thicket
Description
It is localized to shaded ledges on vertical cliff faces.
Threats
There are no known severe threats to this species.
Population

This is an extremely rare and localized habitat specialist, known from only three, highly disjunct subpopulations. It is possibly overlooked, as its habitat is inaccessible.


Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Cyrtanthus labiatus R.A.DyerLeast Concern Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

Dyer, R.A. 1980. AMARYLLIDACEAE: A new species of Cyrtanthus from Baviaanskloof, south-eastern Cape. Bothalia 13(1-2):135.


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.


Manning, J.C. and Goldblatt, P. 2012. Plants of the Greater Cape Floristic Region 1: The Core Cape Flora. Strelitzia 29. South African National Biodiversity 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.


Reid, C. and Dyer, R.A. 1984. A review of the southern African species of Cyrtanthus. The American Plant Life Society, La Jolla, California.


Citation
Snijman, D.A. & Victor, J.E. 2017. Cyrtanthus labiatus R.A.Dyer. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2020/07/10

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