Satyrium eurycalcaratum

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Satyrium eurycalcaratum Van der Niet
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
ORCHIDACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Least Concern
Assessment Date
2016/07/01
Assessor(s)
L. von Staden
Justification
A range-restricted high-altitude habitat specialist (EOO 812 km²), but not threatened.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Summit ridges of the Groot Swartberg and Kammanassie mountains.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Fynbos
Description
Open sandy soils among rocky summit ridges, 1200-1800 m.
Threats
There are no known severe threats to this species. Most of its habitat is protected.
Population

This species is localized to specialized, high-altitude habitats, and flowering appears to be stimulated by fire. It most often occurs as small subpopulations of only a few plants, but is occasionally locally common (Van der Niet et al. 2011). The population is not suspected to be declining.


Population trend
Stable
Bibliography

Van Der Niet, T., Liltved, W.R. and Johnson, S.D. 2011. More than meets the eye: a morphological and phylogenetic comparison of long-spurred, white-flowered Satyrium species (Orchidaceae) in South Africa. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 166(4):417-430.


Citation
von Staden, L. 2016. Satyrium eurycalcaratum Van der Niet. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2017/04/26

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