Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Mystacidium brayboniae Summerh.
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
ORCHIDACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Near Threatened D2
Assessment Date
2008/07/07
Assessor(s)
L. von Staden
Justification
EOO 1050 km², AOO <30 km², known from fewer than 10 subpopulations. It is very popular with orchid collectors, possibly threatened by removal of mature individuals from the wild, but no evidence yet of declines.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Limpopo
Range
Soutpansberg Mountains.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Soutpansberg Mountain Bushveld
Description
Epiphyte in moist, high altitude mistbelt forests and woodland.
Threats
This species is very popular with orchid collectors (Hahn 2002), and is possibly threatened by removal of mature individuals from the wild, but there is no evidence yet of declines.
Population
Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Mystacidium brayboniae Summerh.NT D2Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

Hahn, N. 2002. Endemic flora of the Soutpansberg. Unpublished MSc, Univeristy of Natal, Pietermaritzburg.


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
von Staden, L. 2008. Mystacidium brayboniae Summerh. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version . Accessed on 2024/07/18

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