Lachenalia isopetala

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Lachenalia isopetala Jacq.
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
HYACINTHACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Least Concern
Assessment Date
2016/11/14
Assessor(s)
G.D. Duncan & D. Raimondo
Justification
A widespread (EOO 11 458 km²) and fairly common species that is not in danger of extinction.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Northern Cape
Range
Nieuwoudtville on the Bokkeveld Escarpment east to Calvinia and southwards along the Roggeveld Escarpment to Sutherland.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Nama Karoo, Succulent Karoo
Description
Red stony clay on arid flats among karroid scrub.
Threats
This species has no severe threats (Duncan 2012). A small proportion of the population has been lost to crop cultivation on the Bokkeveld Escarpment, but agriculture is no longer expanding and the threat has ceased.
Population

Plants occur singly or in small groups, and sometimes form large colonies of scattered plants (Duncan 2012). It is known from 13 locations, but quite likely more common than records suggest. As there are no severe threats to this species the population is not suspected to be declining.


Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Lachenalia isopetala Jacq.Least Concern Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

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


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.


Snijman, D.A. 2013. Plants of the Greater Cape Floristic Region 2: The extra Cape flora. Strelitzia 30. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.


Citation
Duncan, G.D. & Raimondo, D. 2016. Lachenalia isopetala Jacq. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2019/05/22

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