Lachenalia callista

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Lachenalia callista G.D.Duncan & T.J.Edwards
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
HYACINTHACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Rare
Assessment Date
2014/04/03
Assessor(s)
L. von Staden
Justification
A rare, range-restricted species, but not threatened.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Piketberg.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Fynbos
Description
Cracks and crevices in sandstone rocks.
Threats
One known subpopulation is potentially threatened by competition from alien invasive plants. Elsewhere on the Piketberg it is however unlikely to be threatened - unmanaged alien invasive plants currently affect areas of the central and western Piketberg, outside of this species' known range.
Population

Plants occur in scattered, small clumps in suitable habitat (Duncan 2012). It is seldom collected, and is currently known from only two subpopulations from the opposite sides of the Piketberg Mountain. It is likely to also occur in the intervening areas, but more surveys are needed to determine the size and extent of the population.


Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Lachenalia callista G.D.Duncan & T.J.EdwardsRare 2014.1
Bibliography

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


Citation
von Staden, L. 2014. Lachenalia callista G.D.Duncan & T.J.Edwards. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2019/08/22

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