Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Najas setacea (A.Br.) Rendle
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
NAJADACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Data Deficient - Insufficient Information
Assessment Date
2018/07/23
Assessor(s)
H. Mtshali, W. Foden & L. Potter
Justification
Only known from one record, collected in 1986. Not enough is known about the distribution and population status of this species to determine its status.
Distribution
Endemism
Not endemic to South Africa
Provincial distribution
KwaZulu-Natal
Range
Najas setacea has been found in northern KwaZulu-Natal at Ndumu Game Reserve. Also occurs in Seychelles, Mauritius and Madagascar.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Freshwater
Major habitats
Savanna
Description
It occurs in shallow water at the edge of the pan.
Population

This species is only known from one location, from a collection made in 1986. The population trend is unknown, but is suspected to be stable. There is an urgent need to search for this species to ascertain whether it still survives.


Population trend
Unknown
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Najas setacea (A.Br.) RendleData Deficient (Taxonomically Problematic) Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

Cook, C.D.K. 2004. Aquatic and wetland plants of southern Africa. Backhuys Publishers, Leiden, The Netherlands.


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.


Sieben, E.J.J. 2009. The status and distribution of vascular plants (Magnoliophyta, Lycophyta, Pteridophyta). In: W.R.T. Darwall, K.G. Smith, D. Tweddle and P. Skelton (eds.), The status and distribution of freshwater biodiversity in southern Africa (pp. 83-98), IUCN and SAIAB, Gland, Switzerland and Grahamstown, South Africa.


Triest, L. 1988. First Record of Najas Setacea (A. Br.) Rendle from Continental Africa. Bulletin Du Jardin Botanique National De Belgique 58(1/2):260-261.


Citation
Mtshali, H., Foden, W. & Potter, L. 2018. Najas setacea (A.Br.) Rendle. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2020/10/20

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