Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Nesaea wardii Immelman
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
LYTHRACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Vulnerable D2
Assessment Date
2015/05/13
Assessor(s)
H. Mtshali & L. von Staden
Justification
Fewer than five known locations are potentially threatened by habitat degradation.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
KwaZulu-Natal
Range
Maputaland coastal plain, Tembe to Hluhluwe.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Maputaland Pallid Sandy Bushveld, Zululand Lowveld, Western Maputaland Clay Bushveld, Southern Lebombo Bushveld
Description
Muddy flats and edges of pans.
Threats
Subpopulations outside protected areas are possibly threatened by habitat degradation due to overstocking of livestock, subsistence agriculture and expanding settlements and other infrastructure development.
Population

This species is known from only a few collections, but is also cryptic and easily overlooked. All records are from protected areas, and wetland systems on the Maputaland coastal plain are fairly well protected.


Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Nesaea wardii ImmelmanVU D2Raimondo et al. (2009)
Nesaea wardii ImmelmanRare 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
Mtshali, H. & von Staden, L. 2015. Nesaea wardii Immelman. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2024/02/24

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