Lachenalia capensis

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Lachenalia capensis W.F.Barker
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
HYACINTHACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Vulnerable B1ab(ii,iii,v)+2ab(ii,iii,v)
Assessment Date
2007/10/24
Assessor(s)
N.A. Helme & D. Raimondo
Justification
EOO 80 km² and known historically from six locations in the southern part of the Cape Peninsula. It has experienced habitat loss and local extinction as a result of urban development. The loss to urban expansion is ongoing in the Simon's Town and Hout Bay areas and there are declines due to alien plant invasion around Smitswinkel Bay and Red Hill.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Cape Peninsula.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Peninsula Granite Fynbos, Peninsula Sandstone Fynbos
Description
Sandstone slopes.
Threats
Invasive Alien Species (direct effects), Habitat loss
Population
Population trend
Decreasing
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Lachenalia capensis W.F.BarkerVU B1ab(ii,iii,v)Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

Barker, W.F. 1949. Plantae Novae Africanae: Lachenalia capensis. Journal of South African Botany 15:38.


Goldblatt, P. and Manning, J.C. 2000. Cape Plants: A conspectus of the Cape Flora of South Africa. Strelitzia 9. National Botanical Institute, Cape Town.


Helme, N.A. and Trinder-Smith, T.H. 2006. The endemic flora of the Cape Peninsula, South Africa. South African Journal of Botany 72(2):205-210.


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
Helme, N.A. & Raimondo, D. 2007. Lachenalia capensis W.F.Barker. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2019/05/27

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