Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Nesaea alata Immelman
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
LYTHRACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Rare
Assessment Date
2008/04/05
Assessor(s)
D. Pillay & L. von Staden
Justification
EOO 3000-5000 km², but known from only three sites. Much of the range falls within the Kruger National Park, where it is unlikely to be threatened.
Distribution
Endemism
Not endemic to South Africa
Provincial distribution
Limpopo, Mpumalanga
Range
Limpopo and south-eastern Mpumalanga Lowveld. Also north-eastern Swaziland and possibly Mozambique.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Savanna
Description
Edges of shallow pans in low-lying areas.
Threats
The distribution range and population size of this species is too poorly known to determine whether it is threatened by extinction. It is quite likely more common than the three known collections and probably overlooked as it is a seasonal annual. Wetland habitats are very sensitive to degradation and this species is possibly threatened by habitat disturbance and degradation, but on the other hand large sections of the Lowveld is well protected within the Kruger National Park, which makes it unlikely to be in immediate danger of extinction.
Population
Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Nesaea alata ImmelmanRare Raimondo et al. (2009)
Nesaea alata ImmelmanInsufficiently Known Hilton-Taylor (1996)
Bibliography

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


Immelman, K.L. 1991. Synopsis of the genera Nesaea and Ammannia (Lythraceae) in southern Africa. Bothalia 21(1):35-49.


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
Pillay, D. & von Staden, L. 2008. Nesaea alata Immelman. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2024/02/24

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