Lachenalia lutzeyeri

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Lachenalia lutzeyeri G.D.Duncan
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
HYACINTHACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Vulnerable D2
Assessment Date
2007/10/19
Assessor(s)
P.A. Manyama
Justification
Known from the type locality on the Witkransberg in the Grootbos Private Nature Reserve northwest of Gansbaai. Potentially threatened by a deleterious fire regime.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Gansbaai.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Overberg Sandstone Fynbos
Description
Full sun in open areas or between sandstone boulders on southwest-facing moderate slopes, 390 m.
Threats
This species is potentially threatened by irregular fire regimes.
Population
Population trend
Stable
Notes
This species was only discovered in 2004. One of the reasons that it remained previously undetected is that flowering is extremely erratic due to its dependence on the occurrence of summer or early autumn fires, coupled with its very late flowering period and the slim chance of it being recognised as a distinct taxon due to its superficial similarity to other members of the genus. Following a recent severe fire that burnt most of the Grootbos Private Nature Reserve in February 2006, large numbers of Lachenalia lutzeyeri were observed growing on a range of aspects (Duncan 2007).
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Lachenalia lutzeyeri G.D.DuncanVU D2Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

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


Duncan, G.D. and Edwards, T.J. 2007. Notes on African plants: A new pyrophytic Lachenalia species (Massonieae) from the Western Cape, South Africa. Bothalia 37(1):31-34.


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
Manyama, P.A. 2007. Lachenalia lutzeyeri G.D.Duncan. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2019/05/27

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