Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Selaginella nubigena J.P.Roux
Higher Classification
Ferns
Family
SELAGINELLACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Rare
Assessment Date
2011/05/16
Assessor(s)
L. von Staden
Justification
A range-restricted (EOO 404 km²), high altitude habitat specialist. This species' habitat is protected across its distribution range and it is not in danger of extinction.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Free State, KwaZulu-Natal
Range
Drakensberg, from Witsieshoek to Monk's Cowl.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
uKhahlamba Basalt Grassland
Description
Sheltered crevices and narrow ledges of east-facing, basalt cliffs.
Threats
This species has no known threats. Its habitat is inaccessible and protected.
Population
Population trend
Stable
Conservation
All known subpopulations of this species are protected in the uKhahlamba Drakensberg National Park.
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Selaginella nubigena J.P.RouxRare 2011.1
Bibliography

Roux, J.P. 2008. Selaginellaceae: Selaginella nubigena, a new species from the Drakensberg, South Africa. Bothalia 38(2):153-156.


Citation
von Staden, L. 2011. Selaginella nubigena J.P.Roux. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version . Accessed on 2024/06/14

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