Albuca anisocrispa

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Albuca anisocrispa Mart.-Azorín & M.B.Crespo
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
HYACINTHACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Least Concern
Assessment Date
2014/04/02
Assessor(s)
L. von Staden & A.P. Dold
Justification
A range-restricted species (EOO 2161 km²), but not threatened.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Eastern Cape
Range
Alicedale to the Fish River Valley.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Albany Thicket, Savanna
Description
Sandy soils in thicket and thornveld.
Threats
Some subpopulations are potentially threatened by habitat loss and degradation due to expansion of rural settlements, crop cultivation and overgrazing, however these threats currently affect only a small proportion (<5%) of this species' habitat, and is unlikely to lead to its extinction.
Population

Plants occur singly, and is thus far known from only a few records (Martínez-Azorín et al. 2012). It is however also easily overlooked in dense vegetation and is much more common than records indicate (A.P. Dold pers. comm. 2014).


Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Albuca anisocrispa Mart.-Azorín & M.B.CrespoLeast Concern 2014.1
Bibliography

Martínez-Azorín, M., Crespo, M.B., Dold, A.P. and Barker, N.P. 2012. The identity of Albuca bifolia (Hyacinthaceae), and the description of two related new species, A. anisocrispa and A. pseudobifolia, from the Eastern Cape, South Africa. Systematic Botany 37(3):599-605.


Citation
von Staden, L. & Dold, A.P. 2014. Albuca anisocrispa Mart.-Azorín & M.B.Crespo. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2019/05/22

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