Ledebouria asperifolia (Van der Merwe) S.Venter
|Scilla asperifolia Van der Merwe|
Status and Criteria
|L. von Staden|
|A widespread species that is not in danger of extinction.|
|Not endemic to South Africa|
|KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga|
|Mountains south of Polokwane, southwards along the Mpumalanga Drakensberg Escarpment through Swaziland to southern KwaZulu-Natal.|
Habitat and Ecology
|Grassland, Indian Ocean Coastal Belt, Savanna|
|Acacia-dominated woodland or wooded grassland, occurring on a variety of clay or loamy soil types derived from dolerite, sandstone, shale, quartzite, conglomerates, ironstone, dolomite and granite.|
This species occurs as scattered individuals, except near Pilgrim's Rest in Mpumalanga, where it occurs in colonies (Venter 1993). This species is known from only a few, scattered records, but it is probably overlooked as it is easily confused with Ledebouria revoluta.
Van der merwe, F. 1944. Scilla asperifolia. Flowering plants of South Africa 24:t. 944.
Venter, S. 1993. A revision of the genus Ledebouria Roth (Hyacinthaceae) in South Africa. Unpublished MSc. Thesis, University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg.
Venter, S. 2008. Synopsis of the genus Ledebouria Roth (Hyacinthaceae) in South Africa. Herbertia 62:85-155.
|von Staden, L. 2016. Ledebouria asperifolia (Van der Merwe) S.Venter. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2017/04/24|