Albuca pseudobifolia

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Albuca pseudobifolia 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 3588 km²), but not threatened.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Eastern Cape
Range
Paterson to Kenton-on-Sea, Grahamstown and the Fish River Valley.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Albany Thicket, Savanna
Description
Sandy soils in thicket and thornveld, 300-600 m.
Threats
The area around Paterson, where this species is known from historical records, is now extensively converted to crop fields, and it is not known whether any subpopulations survive, and a second subpopulation near the Fish River is potentially threatened by habitat loss to expanding rural settlements. Most other records of this species are however from remote rural areas where the natural vegetation is still largely intact and there is little human pressure. Currently, less than 10% of this species' habitat is irreversibly modified.
Population

This species is currently known from only a few records (Martínez-Azorín et al. 2012), but is easily overlooked and fairly common within its range (A.P. Dold pers. comm. 2014). In spite of threats to some subpopulations, the majority of the population is not currently threatened and it is unlikely to decline to extinction.


Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Albuca pseudobifolia 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 pseudobifolia Mart.-Azorín & M.B.Crespo. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2019/08/20

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