Lachenalia gillettii

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Lachenalia gillettii W.F.Barker
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
HYACINTHACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Endangered B1ab(ii,iii,v)
Assessment Date
2007/06/04
Assessor(s)
N.A. Helme
Justification
This northern Swartland endemic (EOO <585 km²) is known from between six and 10 severely fragmented subpopulations. There were severe past declines because of wheat cultivation and there is a continuing decline due to overgrazing and trampling by livestock, and slow but ongoing habitat loss to further crop cultivation.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Eendekuil to Koringberg.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Swartland Shale Renosterveld
Description
Renosterveld on shale flats.
Threats
Declining due to ongoing habitat loss to crop cultivation, and heavy grazing of small remaining fragments of natural vegetation. Urban expansion is also causing some habitat loss.
Population
Population trend
Decreasing
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Lachenalia gillettii W.F.BarkerEN B1ab(ii,iii,v)Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

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.


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. 2007. Lachenalia gillettii W.F.Barker. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2019/05/27

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