Lachenalia orthopetala

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Lachenalia orthopetala Jacq.
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
HYACINTHACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Vulnerable B1ab(ii,iii,iv,v)
Assessment Date
2006/08/23
Assessor(s)
D. Raimondo & G.D. Duncan
Justification
EOO 4000 km², known from less than 10 locations. It has lost over 90% of its clay habitat to wheat cultivation over the past 80 years. Declining due to urban expansion, alien plant invasion, roadside clearing and is potentially threatened by road widening.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Durbanville to Piketberg.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Swartland Shale Renosterveld, Swartland Silcrete Renosterveld, Swartland Granite Renosterveld
Description
Clay soils in renosterveld.
Threats
Invasive Alien Species (direct effects), Harvesting [gathering], Habitat loss
Population
Population trend
Decreasing
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Lachenalia orthopetala Jacq.VU B1ab(ii,iii,iv,v)Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

Duncan, G.D. 1988. Lachenalia handbook. Annals of Kirstenbosch Botanic Garden 17:1-71.


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
Raimondo, D. & Duncan, G.D. 2006. Lachenalia orthopetala Jacq. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2019/06/16

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