Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Nesaea cordata Hiern
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
LYTHRACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Least Concern
Assessment Date
2017/09/05
Assessor(s)
H. Mtshali, F. Cholo & W. Foden
Justification
Nesaea cordata is widespread and not in danger of extinction.
Distribution
Endemism
Not endemic to South Africa
Provincial distribution
Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West
Range
North eastern South Africa, from Witwatersrand Mountains to Musina in Limpopo. Widespread throughout Tropical Africa from Ivory coast and Sudan south to Namibia, Botswana and eSwatini (Swaziland).
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Freshwater
Major habitats
Grassland, Savanna
Description
it grows in swamps, seasonally flooded places, along rivers and boggy grassland. Occasionally submerged in still or slowly moving water, 450-1460 m.
Population
Population trend
Unknown
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Nesaea cordata HiernLeast Concern Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

Cook, C.D.K. 2004. Aquatic and wetland plants of southern Africa. Backhuys Publishers, Leiden, The Netherlands.


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.


Sieben, E.J.J. 2009. The status and distribution of vascular plants (Magnoliophyta, Lycophyta, Pteridophyta). In: W.R.T. Darwall, K.G. Smith, D. Tweddle and P. Skelton (eds.), The status and distribution of freshwater biodiversity in southern Africa (pp. 83-98), IUCN and SAIAB, Gland, Switzerland and Grahamstown, South Africa.


Citation
Mtshali, H., Cholo, F. & Foden, W. 2017. Nesaea cordata Hiern. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2024/02/24

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