Schizoglossum ingomense

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Schizoglossum ingomense N.E.Br.
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
APOCYNACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Endangered B1ab(i,iii)
Assessment Date
2014/09/29
Assessor(s)
H. Mtshali
Justification
Schizoglossum ingomense is known from four locations (EOO 1331 km²), and is declining due to livestock overgrazing, too frequent fires, and competition from alien invasive plants.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
KwaZulu-Natal
Range
KwaZulu-Natal Midlands to Ngome.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Midlands Mistbelt Grassland, Northern Zululand Mistbelt Grassland, Southern Mistbelt Forest
Description
Grasslands near streams and on forest margins.
Threats
In the Midlands as well as at Ngome, most of this species' habitat has been converted to timber plantations, with the result that only small fragments remain. These areas are being degraded by overgrazing and too frequent fire. Many areas are also invaded by alien plants, which outcompete native species.
Population
Population trend
Decreasing
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Schizoglossum ingomense N.E.Br.Threatened Raimondo et al. (2009)
Schizoglossum ingomense N.E.Br.VU Scott-Shaw (1999)
Bibliography

Brown, N.E. 1909. Asclepiadeae. In: W.T. Thiselton-Dyer (ed). Flora Capensis IV Section I (Vacciniaceae to Gentianeae):518-1036. Lovell Reeve & Co., Ltd., London.


Kupicha, F.K. 1984. Studies on African Asclepiadaceae. Kew Bulletin 38(4):599-672.


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.


Scott-Shaw, C.R. 1999. Rare and threatened plants of KwaZulu-Natal and neighbouring regions. KwaZulu-Natal Nature Conservation Service, Pietermaritzburg.


Citation
Mtshali, H. 2014. Schizoglossum ingomense N.E.Br. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2017/10/21

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