Yellow Soldiers

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Lachenalia reflexa Thunb.
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
HYACINTHACEAE
Common Names
Yellow Soldiers (e)
National Status
Status and Criteria
Vulnerable B1ab(ii,iii,v)
Assessment Date
2007/10/24
Assessor(s)
N.A. Helme & D. Raimondo
Justification
Restricted to seasonally wet lowland soils (EOO<1700 km²), known from less than 10 locations. There is a continuing decline as a result of urban expansion, crop cultivation, livestock trampling and alien plant invasion.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Malmesbury to the Cape Peninsula.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Cape Flats Sand Fynbos, Cape Flats Dune Strandveld, Atlantis Sand Fynbos, Swartland Alluvium Fynbos, Saldanha Flats Strandveld, Swartland Shale Renosterveld, Peninsula Shale Renosterveld, Swartland Granite Renosterveld
Description
Lowland sand plain fynbos or renosterveld on seasonally inundated sandy flats.
Threats
Invasive Alien Species (direct effects), Pollution (affecting habitat and/or species), Habitat loss, Habitat degradation, Changes in native species dynamics
Population
Population trend
Decreasing
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Lachenalia reflexa Thunb.VU B1ab(ii,iii,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
Helme, N.A. & Raimondo, D. 2007. Lachenalia reflexa Thunb. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2017/11/22

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