Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Selaginella nivea Alston ex Alston subsp. nivea
Higher Classification
Ferns
Family
SELAGINELLACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Least Concern
Assessment Date
2013/07/25
Assessor(s)
J.E. Burrows & L. von Staden
Justification
A widespread species that is not in danger of extinction.
Distribution
Endemism
Not endemic to South Africa
Provincial distribution
Limpopo, Mpumalanga
Range
Limpopo and north-eastern Mpumalanga, south-eastern Botswana, south-eastern Zimbabwe and southern Mozambique. Also occurs on Madagascar.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Savanna
Description
Sandy soils in mopane woodland.
Population

This species is rare across its range, but much of it is protected in nature reserves and private conservancies, and it is not declining (J.E. Burrows pers. comm.).


Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Selaginella nivea Alston ex Alston subsp. nivea Least Concern 2014.1
Bibliography

Crouch, N.R., Klopper, R.R., Burrows, J.E. and Burrows, S.M. 2011. Ferns of southern Africa: A comprehensive guide. Struik Nature, Cape Town.


Citation
Burrows, J.E. & von Staden, L. 2013. Selaginella nivea Alston ex Alston subsp. nivea. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version . Accessed on 2024/06/14

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