Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Gasteria polita Van Jaarsv.
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
ASPHODELACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Rare
Assessment Date
2017/10/12
Assessor(s)
E.J. van Jaarsveld & D. Raimondo
Justification
Gasteria polita is a rare, localized habitat specialist with an extent of occurrence (EOO) of 166 km². It has no severe threats, and is therefore not suspected to be in danger of extinction.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
This species is only known from the vicinity of Nature's Valley in the southern Cape.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Southern Afrotemperate Forest
Description
It occurs in semi-exposed places in shrub forest on upper slopes of steep embankments and outcrops in Afro-temperate forest.
Threats
This species' habitat is protected and it has no known threats.
Population
Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Gasteria polita Van Jaarsv.Critically Rare Raimondo et al. (2009)
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.


Van Jaarsveld, E. 2001. Gasteria polita van Jaarsv., a new species from the Western Cape. Cactus and Succulent Journal (USA) 73(3):127-130.


Citation
van Jaarsveld, E.J. & Raimondo, D. 2017. Gasteria polita Van Jaarsv. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2020/08/11

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