Lachenalia whitehillensis

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Lachenalia whitehillensis W.F.Barker
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
HYACINTHACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Near Threatened B1ab(ii,iii)
Assessment Date
2016/11/14
Assessor(s)
G.D. Duncan & D. Raimondo
Justification
EOO 2406 km², an estimated 8-15 locations continue to decline due to habitat loss to crop cultivation.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Northern Cape, Western Cape
Range
Southern Roggeveld Escarpment near Sutherland to Matjiesfontein in the southern Great Karoo.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Roggeveld Karoo, Koedoesberge-Moordenaars Karoo, Tanqua Escarpment Shrubland, Roggeveld Shale Renosterveld, Matjiesfontein Shale Fynbos
Description
Sandy soils in riverbeds and on alluvial plains, sometimes in damp places among rocks in riverbeds.
Threats
Some subpopulations have been lost to crop cultivation. Alluvial flats are sought after for crop cultivation in this arid part of the country, and there is ongoing, sporadic expansion of crop fields.
Population

Plants are solitary or occur in small groups. It is known from eight locations, but it is likely that more subpopulations exist as the majority of this species' habitat remains intact, and it has not yet been thoroughly explored.


Population trend
Decreasing
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Lachenalia whitehillensis W.F.BarkerLeast Concern Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

Duncan, G.D. 2012. The genus Lachenalia. Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.


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.


Snijman, D.A. 2013. Plants of the Greater Cape Floristic Region 2: The extra Cape flora. Strelitzia 30. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.


Citation
Duncan, G.D. & Raimondo, D. 2016. Lachenalia whitehillensis W.F.Barker. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2017/08/22

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