Ornithogalum verae

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Ornithogalum verae D.Müll.-Doblies & U.Müll.-Doblies
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
HYACINTHACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Rare
Assessment Date
2016/11/16
Assessor(s)
D. Raimondo
Justification
A range-restricted endemic to the Roggeveld Escarpment (EOO <500 km²), known from two collections, but possibly overlooked (plants are smaller than 5 cm). It is not threatened.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Northern Cape
Range
Roggeveld Escarpment.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Nieuwoudtville-Roggeveld Dolerite Renosterveld, Roggeveld Shale Renosterveld
Description
Dolerite flats.
Threats
There are no severe threats to this species. Parts of the Roggeveld Escarpment is degraded due to overgrazing, but Ornithogalum species are typically poisonous to livestock, and tend not to decline under grazing pressure.
Population

Ornithogalum verae was described in 1996 (Müller-Doblies and Müller-Doblies 1996), based on two collections from the Roggeveld Escarpment. To date, no further collections have been matched to the description (duplicates of the type material was not distributed to South African herbaria). It is possibly overlooked, but since there are no severe threats to this species it is not suspected to be in danger of extinction.


Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Ornithogalum verae U.& D.Müll.-DobliesLeast Concern Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

Müller-Doblies, U. and Müller-Doblies, D. 1996. Revisionula incompleta Ornithogalorum Austro-Africanorum (Hyacinthaceae). Feddes Repertorium 107(5-6):361-548.


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.


Snijman, D.A. 2013. Plants of the Greater Cape Floristic Region 2: The extra Cape flora. Strelitzia 30. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.


Citation
Raimondo, D. 2016. Ornithogalum verae D.Müll.-Doblies & U.Müll.-Doblies. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2017/11/20

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