Trachyandra smalliana

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Trachyandra smalliana Hilliard & B.L.Burtt
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
ASPHODELACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Endangered B1ab(iii)
Assessment Date
2016/04/15
Assessor(s)
C. Archer, J.E. Victor, R.C. Turner & H. Mtshali
Justification
EOO <2288 km², five known locations are potentially threatened by trampling and grazing by livestock, and alien invasive plants.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal
Range
Southern Drakensberg Mountains, Underberg and Maclear.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Southern Drakensberg Highland Grassland, Lesotho Highland Basalt Grassland
Description
Wet cliffs.
Threats
The quality of habitat is severely degraded in the Eastern Cape due to livestock overgrazing, and is likely to be threatened by alien plant invasion.
Population
Population trend
Unknown
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Trachyandra smalliana Hilliard & B.L.BurttData Deficient (Taxonomically Problematic) Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

Pooley, E. 2003. Mountain flowers: a field guide to the flora of the Drakensberg and Lesotho. Natal Flora Publications Trust, Durban.


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
Archer, C., Victor, J.E., Turner, R.C. & Mtshali, H. 2016. Trachyandra smalliana Hilliard & B.L.Burtt. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2017/11/20

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