Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Pachites appressa Lindl.
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
ORCHIDACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Rare
Assessment Date
2005/09/02
Assessor(s)
H. Kurzweil & J.E. Victor
Justification
A range-restricted habitat specialist (EOO 360 km²), known from five subpopulations. No known threats.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Langeberg between Swellendam and Riversdale.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Fynbos
Description
Fynbos, on mountain slopes and summits, in seasonally damp, acidic, peaty Table Mountain Sandstone soils, 450-1400 m.
Population
Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Pachites appressa Lindl.Rare Raimondo et al. (2009)
Pachites appressa Lindl.Lower Risk - Least Concern Victor (2002)
Pachites appressa Lindl.Rare Hilton-Taylor (1996)
Pachites appressa Lindl.Indeterminate 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.


Liltved, W.R. and Johnson, S.D. Unpublished. The Cape Orchids - Wild orchids of the Cape Floral Kingdom.


Linder, H.P. and Kurzweil, H. 1999. Orchids of southern Africa. A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam.


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.


Victor, J.E. 2002. South Africa. In: J.S. Golding (ed), Southern African plant Red Data Lists. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report 14 (pp. 93-120), SABONET, Pretoria.


Citation
Kurzweil, H. & Victor, J.E. 2005. Pachites appressa Lindl. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2022/08/16

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