Chlorophytum cremnophilum

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Chlorophytum cremnophilum Van Jaarsv.
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
AGAVACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Rare
Assessment Date
2016/11/10
Assessor(s)
L. von Staden
Justification
A range-restricted (EOO 524 km²), but locally common habitat specialist that is not in danger of extinction.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Eastern Cape
Range
Kouga, Gamtoos and Groot river valleys near Patensie.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Groot Thicket
Description
Cliffs along rivers.
Threats
This species occurs on inaccessible cliffs, and there are no severe threats to the population.
Population

Plants are locally common in suitable habitat (Van Jaarsveld 2014), and as there are no severe threats to this species, the population is not suspected to be declining. It is currently known from three subpopulations, but is likely to be overlooked and more common than records suggest, as its habitat is difficult to access.


Population trend
Stable
Bibliography

Van Jaarsveld, E.J. 2014. Chlorophytum cremnophilum (Anthericaceae), a new caulescent succulent cliff-hanger from the Eastern Cape (RSA). Bradleya 32:19-24.


Citation
von Staden, L. 2016. Chlorophytum cremnophilum Van Jaarsv. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2017/10/22

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