Lachenalia judithiae

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Lachenalia judithiae G.D.Duncan
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
HYACINTHACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Least Concern
Assessment Date
2014/04/03
Assessor(s)
L. von Staden
Justification
A widespread species, which in spite of habitat loss on the coastal lowlands, is still common and not yet in danger of extinction.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Greyton to George, and inland to Montagu and the Kouga Mountains south of Willowmore.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Fynbos
Description
Heavy, stony clay soils on flats and lower south-facing slopes.
Threats
This species has lost habitat to crop cultivation across the Overberg lowlands, and in this area, only small remnants of natural vegetation remains, where surviving subpopulations continues to be threatened by ongoing habitat loss and degradation. On the coast around Mossel Bay it is threatened by ongoing habitat loss to coastal development. Subpopulations in inland mountainous areas are however not threatened.
Population

In spite of extensive habitat loss on the coastal lowlands, this species is still common.


Population trend
Decreasing
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Lachenalia judithiae G.D.DuncanLeast Concern 2014.1
Bibliography

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


Citation
von Staden, L. 2014. Lachenalia judithiae G.D.Duncan. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2019/08/20

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