Lachenalia pusilla

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Lachenalia pusilla Jacq.
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
HYACINTHACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Least Concern
Assessment Date
2013/01/25
Assessor(s)
G.D. Duncan & L. von Staden
Justification
A very widespread species, but declining at many lowland sites due to ongoing habitat loss and degradation. It is however not yet in danger of extinction.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Northern Cape, Western Cape
Range
Bokkeveld Escarpment to the Vredenburg Peninsula and southwards to Swellendam and the Agulhas Plain.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Fynbos
Description
Sandy flats and slopes.
Threats
Threatened by habitat loss to expanding crop cultivation, particularly within the Sandveld and on the Bokkeveld Escarpment. Many locations are also threatened by habitat loss to urban expansion and competition from alien invasive plants.
Population
Population trend
Decreasing
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Lachenalia pusilla Jacq.Least Concern 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
Duncan, G.D. & von Staden, L. 2013. Lachenalia pusilla Jacq. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2019/05/26

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Distribution map

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