Lachenalia polyphylla

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Lachenalia polyphylla Baker
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
HYACINTHACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Endangered B1ab(ii,iii,iv,v)
Assessment Date
2006/08/23
Assessor(s)
D. Raimondo & I. Ebrahim
Justification
EOO 600 km², known from less than 10 severely fragmented subpopulations. It has lost habitat to wheat cultivation and is declining due to further crop cultivation, expansion of low cost housing, and alien plant invasion.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Piketberg to Tulbagh.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Breede Shale Renosterveld, Swartland Shale Renosterveld
Description
Moist, open, clay gravel flats.
Threats
Habitat loss, Invasive Alien Species (direct effects)
Population
Population trend
Decreasing
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Lachenalia polyphylla BakerEN B1ab(ii,iii,iv,v)Raimondo et al. (2009)
Lachenalia polyphylla BakerEndangered Hilton-Taylor (1996)
Lachenalia polyphylla BakerVulnerable Hall et al. (1980)
Bibliography

Duncan, G. 1992. Endangered monocots rediscovered in the Boland. Veld & Flora 78(3):72-73.


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.


Hall, A.V., De Winter, M., De Winter, B. and Van Oosterhout, S.A.M. 1980. Threatened plants of southern Africa. South African National Scienctific Programmes Report 45. CSIR, Pretoria.


Hilton-Taylor, C. 1996. Red data list of southern African plants. Strelitzia 4. South African National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.


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. & Ebrahim, I. 2006. Lachenalia polyphylla Baker. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2019/05/22

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