Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Schizochilus lilacinus Schelpe ex H.P.Linder
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
ORCHIDACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Rare
Assessment Date
2006/11/15
Assessor(s)
D. McMurtry, L. Grobler, S. Burns & L. von Staden
Justification
A range-restricted species (EOO 130 km²) that is locally abundant, it occurs on shallow rocky soils unsuitable for plantations and is therefore not threatened.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Mpumalanga
Range
Between Lydenburg and Graskop.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Long Tom Pass Montane Grassland, Northern Escarpment Quartzite Sourveld
Description
Occurs among rocks or on narrow ledges on steep rocky slopes in damp areas. 1600-2300 m.
Population
Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Schizochilus lilacinus Schelpe ex H.P.LinderRare Raimondo et al. (2009)
Schizochilus lilacinus Schelpe ex H.P.LinderData Deficient Victor (2002)
Schizochilus lilacinus Schelpe ex H.P.LinderVulnerable Hilton-Taylor (1996)
Bibliography

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


Linder, H.P. 1980. An annotated revision of the genus Schizochilus Sond. (Orchidaceae). Journal of South African Botany 46(4):379-434.


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
McMurtry, D., Grobler, L., Burns, S. & von Staden, L. 2006. Schizochilus lilacinus Schelpe ex H.P.Linder. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version . Accessed on 2024/05/28

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