Albuca grandis

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Albuca grandis J.C.Manning & Goldblatt
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
HYACINTHACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Least Concern
Assessment Date
2011/04/11
Assessor(s)
L. von Staden
Justification
A widespread (EOO 21 213 km²) but poorly known species that is likely to be more common than the few collections indicate. Some subpopulations in the southern part of the range are threatened, however, northern subpopulations occur in remote areas of Namaqualand where they are not threatened. Although possibly declining, this species is unlikely to go extinct.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Northern Cape, Western Cape
Range
West Coast from Namaqualand to Koeberg.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Fynbos, Succulent Karoo
Description
Deep sandy soils, with plants growing in the shelter of coastal shrubs.
Threats
Southern subpopulations are threatened by habitat loss to crop cultivation, urban development and alien invasive plants. Subpopulations in the northern part of this species' range are not threatened.
Population

The population could possibly be declining, however, it is likely to be very under-sampled and not enough information is available at present to determine the population status.


Population trend
Unknown
Notes
The species is poorly collected despite its large size, and the exact extent of its range has still to be determined (Goldblatt and Manning 2009).
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Albuca grandis J.C.Manning & GoldblattLeast Concern 2011.1
Bibliography

Manning, J.C. and Goldblatt, P. 2009. Albuca crispa and A. grandis (Hyacinthaceae: Ornithogaloideae), two new species of subgenus Albuca, the rediscovery of A. Albucoides (subgenus Osmyne), and the identity of A. reflexa. Bothalia 39(2):153-163.


Citation
von Staden, L. 2011. Albuca grandis J.C.Manning & Goldblatt. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2019/08/20

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