Ledebouria atrobrunnea

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Ledebouria atrobrunnea S.Venter
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
HYACINTHACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Least Concern
Assessment Date
2016/09/30
Assessor(s)
N. Hahn & L. von Staden
Justification
Ledebouria atrobrunnea has a restricted range (EOO 5595 km²), but is abundant and the population is not declining, and therefore it is not in danger of extinction.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Limpopo, North West
Range
Plains north of Pilanesberg to Rustenburg and Borakalalo.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Western Sandy Bushveld
Description
Quartzitic outcrops on flats and lower slopes in grassland and woodland.
Threats
There are no severe threats to this species. It is locally abundant, and thrives in overgrazed and degraded areas (N. Hahn 2013). Its rocky habitat is unsuited to cultivation, and therefore habitat loss to agricultural expansion is not a threat.
Population

Ledebouria atrobrunnea has a restricted range, but is locally abundant, and is known from at least 20 subpopulations, several of which consist of over 1000 mature individuals (Hahn 2013). The population is not declining.


Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Ledebouria atrobrunnea S.VenterVU D2Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

Hahn, N. 2013. Rare, endangered and endemic flora of the North West Province. Unpublished Report to the Department of Economic Development, Conservation and Tourism, North West Provincial Government.


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.


Venter, S. 1993. A revision of the genus Ledebouria Roth (Hyacinthaceae) in South Africa. Unpublished MSc. Thesis, University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg.


Venter, S. and Edwards, T.J. 1998. A revision of Ledebouria (Hyacinthaceae) in South Africa. 1. Two new species. Bothalia 28(1):15-17.


Citation
Hahn, N. & von Staden, L. 2016. Ledebouria atrobrunnea S.Venter. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2017/05/27

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