Lachenalia polypodantha subsp. polypodantha

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Lachenalia polypodantha Schltr. ex W.F.Barker subsp. polypodantha
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
HYACINTHACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Rare
Assessment Date
2014/08/11
Assessor(s)
J.E. Victor, G.D. Duncan & L. von Staden
Justification
A rare subspecies, occurring in small subpopulations scattered over a wide area (EOO 7189 km²).
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Northern Cape
Range
Richtersveld to Springbok, and eastwards to Pella in western Bushmanland.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Desert, Succulent Karoo
Description
Deep red sandy or gravelly flats.
Threats
There are no severe threats to this subspecies.
Population

Plants occur as scattered individuals or in small groups (Duncan 2012). This subspecies is known from only a few, widely scattered records, but is likely to be overlooked as it occurs in a remote and botanically poorly explored area.


Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Lachenalia polypodantha Schltr. ex W.F.BarkerRare Raimondo et al. (2009)
Lachenalia polypodantha Schltr. ex W.F.BarkerRare Hilton-Taylor (1996)
Bibliography

Duncan, G. 2004. TSP collection sheet.


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


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


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


Hilton-Taylor, C. Unpublished. Succulent Karoo Red Data List (version 1997 - in preparation). SANBI.


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
Victor, J.E., Duncan, G.D. & von Staden, L. 2014. Lachenalia polypodantha Schltr. ex W.F.Barker subsp. polypodantha. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2019/05/27

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