Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Ficinia rigida Levyns
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
CYPERACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Vulnerable B1ab(ii,iii,iv,v)+2ab(ii,iii,iv,v)
Assessment Date
2008/03/11
Assessor(s)
N.A. Helme & M. Muasya
Justification
EOO 1008 km², known from less than 10 locations. Occurs on low sandstone slopes where there is ongoing habitat loss to coastal and urban development.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Cape Peninsula to Kleinmond.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Peninsula Granite Fynbos, Hangklip Sand Fynbos
Description
Sandy coastal slopes in fynbos.
Threats
Urban and coastal development around Pringle Bay and Camps Bay, Hout Bay and other low slopes on the Cape Peninsula.
Population
Population trend
Decreasing
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Ficinia rigida LevynsVU B1ab(ii,iii,iv,v)Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

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.


Levyns, M.R. 1947. Notes on Ficinia and descriptions of four new species. Journal of South African Botany 13:65-71.


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
Helme, N.A. & Muasya, M. 2008. Ficinia rigida Levyns. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2024/02/26

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