Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Ledebouria mokobulanensis Hankey & T.J.Edwards
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
HYACINTHACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Vulnerable D2
Assessment Date
2007/05/18
Assessor(s)
A.J. Hankey, L. von Staden & M. Lötter
Justification
This range-restricted endemic is known from three locations along the highest peaks of the Mpumalanga escarpment, amidst extensive forestry plantations. Potentially threatened at all three locations by mining, expanding forestry plantations and too frequent fires.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Mpumalanga
Range
Long Tom Pass to Buffelskloof.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Long Tom Pass Montane Grassland
Description
Montane grassland above 2000 m.
Threats
This species is potentially threatened by expanding forestry plantations, mining and inappropriate fire management.
Population
Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Ledebouria mokobulanensis A.J.Hankey & T.J.EdwardsVU D2Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

Craib, C. 1998. Ledebouria galpinii Venter, a rare mountain top mist-belt species. Herbertia 53:54-58.


Hankey, A.J. and Edwards, T.J. 2008. Ledebouria mokobulanensis A.J.Hankey and T.J.Edwards (Hyacinthaceae) a new species from the high altitude grasslands of Mpumalanga. South African Journal of Botany 74:214-217.


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.


Citation
Hankey, A.J., von Staden, L. & Lötter, M. 2007. Ledebouria mokobulanensis Hankey & T.J.Edwards. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2022/01/26

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