Ledebouria linioseta (A.J.Hankey & P.D.Lebatha) J.C.Manning & Goldblatt
|Drimiopsis linioseta Hankey & Lebatha|
Status and Criteria
|A.J. Hankey & L. von Staden|
|A localized species (EOO and AOO <10 km²) that is potentially threatened by habitat loss to mining.|
|South African endemic|
|Sekhukhuneland, Roossenekal to Tonteldoos.|
Habitat and Ecology
|Sekhukhune Montane Grassland|
|Shaded, sheltered humus-rich pockets and crevices in rocky outcrops and at the bases of large boulders.|
|The species has no current threats, but there is increasing mining pressure in the area, and it is potentially threatened by habitat loss to mining (Hankey et al. 2008).|
Ledebouria linioseta is a localized species, currently known from two subpopulations about 3 km apart. It is possibly overlooked, and more field surveys are needed to establish the full extent of the population (A.J. Hankey pers. comm. 2014).
Hankey, A.J., Buys, M.H. and Lebatha, P.D. 2008. Hyacinthaceae: Drimiopsis linioseta, a new species from the Sekhukhuneland centre of endemism, South Africa. Bothalia 38(1):72-74.
Lebatha, P.D. 2005. A systematic revision of Drimiopsis (Hyacinthaceae). Unpublished Ph.D., University of North-West, Potchefstroom.
Manning, J.C. and Goldblatt, P. 2012. HYACINTHACEAE: New combinations in Ledebouria. Bothalia 42(1):47-48.
|Hankey, A.J. & von Staden, L. 2016. Ledebouria linioseta (A.J.Hankey & P.D.Lebatha) J.C.Manning & Goldblatt. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2017/04/24|