Lachenalia buchubergensis

Scientific Name
Lachenalia buchubergensis Dinter
Higher Classification
National Status
Status and Criteria
Least Concern
Assessment Date
D. Raimondo, G.D. Duncan & P.C.V. Van Wyk
This species is common and widespread across the northern Richtersveld and southern Namibia (Global EOO 2575 km²), and not in danger of extinction.
Not endemic to South Africa
Provincial distribution
Northern Cape
Richtersveld, Gariep Valley and south-western Namibia.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Major habitats
Succulent Karoo
Crevices in boulders or on lower south-facing rocky granite slopes, or on quartz gravel flats.
Most of this species' range in South Africa is severely degraded as a result of overgrazing, with a loss of shrub cover and plant species diversity evident in many areas. In spite of this, this species is still very common. It persists in heavily grazed areas and appears not to be impacted by grazing. In addition, more than 50% of the population occurs in Namibia where its habitat is well-protected and it is not threatened.

This species occurs as small, scattered subpopulations (typically less than 10 plants), but is found all over the northern Richtersveld where it is known from many subpopulations.

Population trend
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Lachenalia buchubergensis DinterLeast Concern 2015.1
Lachenalia buchubergensis DinterRare Raimondo et al. (2009)
Lachenalia buchubergensis DinterRare Hilton-Taylor (1996)

Duncan, G.D. 1988. Lachenalia handbook. Annals of Kirstenbosch Botanic Garden 17:1-71.

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

Hilton-Taylor, C. 1996. Red data list of southern African plants. Strelitzia 4. South African National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

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.

Raimondo, D., Duncan, G.D. & Van Wyk, P.C.V. 2015. Lachenalia buchubergensis Dinter. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2019/08/22

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