Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Xerophyta longicaulis Hilliard
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
VELLOZIACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Rare
Assessment Date
2014/05/13
Assessor(s)
L. von Staden
Justification
A localized habitat specialist (EOO 8 km²), but not threatened.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
KwaZulu-Natal
Range
KwaZulu-Natal Drakensberg, Mont-aux-Sources.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
uKhahlamba Basalt Grassland, Northern Drakensberg Highland Grassland
Description
Montane grassland, in scrub at the edge of moist sandstone cliffs, 1700 m.
Threats
This species' entire population is protected within the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg National Park, and it is not threatened.
Population
Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Xerophyta longicaulis HilliardRare 2014.1
Xerophyta longicaulis HilliardCritically Rare 2013.1
Xerophyta longicaulis HilliardCritically Rare Raimondo et al. (2009)
Xerophyta longicaulis HilliardData Deficient Scott-Shaw (1999)
Xerophyta longicaulis HilliardIndeterminate Hilton-Taylor (1996)
Bibliography

Behnke, H.D., Hummel, E., Hillmer, S., Sauer-Gürth, H., Gonzalez, J. and Wink, M. 2013. A revision of African Velloziaceae based on leaf anatomy characters and rbcL nucleotide sequences. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 172(1):22-94.


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


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.


Scott-Shaw, C.R. 1999. Rare and threatened plants of KwaZulu-Natal and neighbouring regions. KwaZulu-Natal Nature Conservation Service, Pietermaritzburg.


Citation
von Staden, L. 2014. Xerophyta longicaulis Hilliard. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version . Accessed on 2024/06/14

Comment on this assessment Comment on this assessment
Distribution map

© N.R. Crouch

© N.R. Crouch


Search for images of Xerophyta longicaulis on iNaturalist