Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Xerophyta junodii Behnke
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
VELLOZIACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Data Deficient - Insufficient Information
Assessment Date
2014/05/13
Assessor(s)
L. von Staden
Justification
This species is known from only two collections within a small area in the Wolkberg Mountains. It has not been collected in a long time, and its specific habitat requirements are not known. It is possibly threatened, but until the population could be relocated and surveyed, its risk of extinction cannot be assessed.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Limpopo
Range
Wolkberg Mountains.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Grassland
Description
Unknown.
Threats
This species is known from only two old collections, and specific threats to it, if any, cannot be determined, especially as its specific habitat requirements are not known. It is possibly threatened by habitat loss and degradation due to expanding rural settlements, overgrazing, and competition from alien invasive plants.
Population

This species is very poorly known, and has not been collected in a long time. Surveys are needed to relocate the population and determine its status and trends.


Population trend
Unknown
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Xerophyta junodii BehnkeData Deficient 2014.1
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.


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

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