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Pterygodium newdigateae

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Pterygodium newdigateae Bolus
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
ORCHIDACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)
Assessment Date
2016/10/19
Assessor(s)
L. von Staden
Justification
Known only from collections made before 1923. Several searches over many years in the area where it is presumed to have been collected have failed to relocate it in the wild, and it is possibly extinct.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Plettenberg Bay.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
South Outeniqua Sandstone Fynbos
Description
Stony slopes near sea level.
Threats
The population was possibly lost to development or timber plantations, but since the precise area of occurrence is unknown, the reason for the disappearance of this species is unknown.
Population
Population trend
Unknown
Citation
von Staden, L. 2016. Pterygodium newdigateae Bolus. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2019/12/11

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