Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Elegia fenestrata Pillans
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
RESTIONACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Vulnerable B1ab(i,ii,iii,iv)
Assessment Date
2006/09/11
Assessor(s)
H.P. Linder, R.C. Turner & D. Pillay
Justification
EOO<8500 km², known from nine locations. Its coastal habitat is threatened by invasive alien plants and coastal development.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Cape Peninsula to Bredasdorp, and Humansdorp.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Peninsula Sandstone Fynbos, Overberg Sandstone Fynbos, Kogelberg Sandstone Fynbos, De Hoop Limestone Fynbos, Agulhas Limestone Fynbos, Elim Ferricrete Fynbos, Albertinia Sand Fynbos, Agulhas Sand Fynbos, Hangklip Sand Fynbos
Description
Coastal marshy areas, and along the banks of small streams.
Threats
Invasive Alien Species (direct effects), Habitat degradation, Habitat loss
Population
Population trend
Decreasing
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Elegia fenestrata PillansVU B1ab(i,ii,iii,iv)Raimondo et al. (2009)
Elegia fenestrata PillansVulnerable Hilton-Taylor (1996)
Elegia fenestrata PillansEndangered Hall et al. (1980)
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.


Hall, A.V., De Winter, M., De Winter, B. and Van Oosterhout, S.A.M. 1980. Threatened plants of southern Africa. South African National Scienctific Programmes Report 45. CSIR, Pretoria.


Hilton-Taylor, C. 1996. Red data list of southern African plants. Strelitzia 4. South African National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.


Linder, H.P. 2011. The African Restionaceae: an Interactive Key identification and description system. Version 6. http://www.systbot.uzh.ch/Bestimmungsschluessel/Restionaceae_en.html. Downloaded.


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
Linder, H.P., Turner, R.C. & Pillay, D. 2006. Elegia fenestrata Pillans. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version . Accessed on 2024/04/17

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