Ledebouria atrobrunnea S.Venter
Status and Criteria
|N. Hahn & L. von Staden|
|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.|
|South African endemic|
|Limpopo, North West|
|Plains north of Pilanesberg to Rustenburg and Borakalalo.|
Habitat and Ecology
|Western Sandy Bushveld|
|Quartzitic outcrops on flats and lower slopes in grassland and woodland.|
|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.|
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.
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
|Ledebouria atrobrunnea S.Venter||VU D2||Raimondo et al. (2009)|
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 Unpublished Report to the Department of Economic Development, Conservation and Tourism, North West Provincial Government.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 Unpublished MSc.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.
|Hahn, N. & von Staden, L. 2016. Ledebouria atrobrunnea S.Venter. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2017/03/27|