Lachenalia alba

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Lachenalia alba W.F.Barker ex G.D.Duncan
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
HYACINTHACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Vulnerable D2
Assessment Date
2006/03/28
Assessor(s)
G.D. Duncan & D. Raimondo
Justification
It has lost ± 25% of its habitat to ploughing for wheat cultivation and the habitat that remains is less than 20 km². Potentially threatened by trampling by livestock and porcupine digging.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Northern Cape
Range
Bokkeveld Escarpment.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Nieuwoudtville Shale Renosterveld, Nieuwoudtville-Roggeveld Dolerite Renosterveld
Description
Heavy clay soils in renosterveld.
Threats
Invasive Alien Species (direct effects), Habitat loss, Habitat degradation, Changes in native species dynamics
Population
Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Lachenalia alba W.F.Barker ex G.D.DuncanVU D2Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

Duncan, G. 1996. Four new species and one new subspecies of Lachenalia (Hyacinthaceae) from arid areas of South Africa. Bothalia 26(1):1-9.


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
Duncan, G.D. & Raimondo, D. 2006. Lachenalia alba W.F.Barker ex G.D.Duncan. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2019/08/20

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