Lachenalia leipoldtii

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Lachenalia leipoldtii G.D.Duncan
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
HYACINTHACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Vulnerable B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii)
Assessment Date
2015/11/18
Assessor(s)
A. Harrower, D. Raimondo & L. von Staden
Justification
A range-restricted species (EOO 1355 km²), known from fewer than 10 locations and declining due to ongoing habitat loss and degradation.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Citrusdal to Touwsrivier and Montagu.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Matjiesfontein Shale Renosterveld, Leipoldtville Sand Fynbos, Olifants Alluvium Fynbos, Breede Alluvium Fynbos
Description
Sandy flats and gentle slopes at the foot of mountains.
Threats
Threatened by habitat loss to agricultural expansion in the Olifants River Valley and De Doorns. In the eastern part of its range, habitat degradation due to overgrazing, as well as sporadic expansion of crop fields are ongoing threats.
Population
Population trend
Decreasing
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Lachenalia leipoldtii G.D.DuncanVU D2Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

Duncan, G. 1998. Five new species of Lachenalia (Hyacinthaceae) from arid areas of Namibia and South Africa. Bothalia 28(2):131-139.


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


Goldblatt, P. and Manning, J.C. 2000. Cape Plants: A conspectus of the Cape Flora of South Africa. Strelitzia 9. National Botanical Institute, Cape Town.


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
Harrower, A., Raimondo, D. & von Staden, L. 2015. Lachenalia leipoldtii G.D.Duncan. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2019/05/22

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