Lachenalia martleyi

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Lachenalia martleyi G.D.Duncan
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
HYACINTHACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)
Assessment Date
2014/04/03
Assessor(s)
L. von Staden & G.D. Duncan
Justification
Last seen in 1929, in an area now extensively modified. Searches for surviving individuals have thus far failed, and this species may already be extinct.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Somerset West.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Lourensford Alluvium Fynbos
Description
Acidic, seasonally moist, loamy clay soils.
Threats
The area where this species was last recorded is now extensively modified, predominantly for the cultivation of vineyards, and more recently the development of housing estates, with loss continuing. Very few remnants of natural vegetation where this species could still be found remains.
Population

This species was last collected from the wild in 1929, and cultivated material was last recorded in 1935 (Duncan 2012). Searches in the area where the species was last recorded have thus far failed to locate any surviving individuals (G.D. Duncan pers. comm. 2014).


Population trend
Unknown
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Lachenalia martleyi G.D.DuncanCritically Endangered (Possibly Extinct) 2014.1
Bibliography

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


Citation
von Staden, L. & Duncan, G.D. 2014. Lachenalia martleyi G.D.Duncan. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2019/05/22

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