Chlorophytum cremnophilum Van Jaarsv.
Status and Criteria
|L. von Staden|
|A range-restricted (EOO 524 km²), but locally common habitat specialist that is not in danger of extinction.|
|South African endemic|
|Kouga, Gamtoos and Groot river valleys near Patensie.|
Habitat and Ecology
|Cliffs along rivers.|
|This species occurs on inaccessible cliffs, and there are no severe threats to the 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.
Van Jaarsveld, E.J. 2014. Chlorophytum cremnophilum (Anthericaceae), a new caulescent succulent cliff-hanger from the Eastern Cape (RSA). Bradleya 32:19-24.
|von Staden, L. 2016. Chlorophytum cremnophilum Van Jaarsv. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2017/04/28|