Umtiza

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Umtiza listeriana Sim
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
FABACEAE
Common Names
Omtisa (a), Omtisa (x), Umthiza (x), Umtiza (e), Umtiza (a), Umtiza (x)
National Status
Status and Criteria
Vulnerable B1ab(v)
Assessment Date
2008/04/30
Assessor(s)
V.L. Williams & L. von Staden
Justification
EOO 2626 km², the number of mature individuals are declining and six known locations due to harvesting for the traditional medicinal trade. Also threatened by expansion of human settlements in places.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Eastern Cape
Range
East London to Kentani and King William's Town.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Southern Coastal Forest, Scarp Forest, Southern Mistbelt Forest, Eastern Valley Bushveld, Albany Coastal Belt
Description
Forest and thicket.
Threats
This species is used in traditional medicine, but harvesting is not destructive. Declining in places due to habitat loss to urban expansion.
Population
Population trend
Decreasing
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Umtiza listeriana SimVU B1ab(v)Raimondo et al. (2009)
Umtiza listeriana SimRare Hilton-Taylor (1996)
Umtiza listeriana SimRare Hall et al. (1980)
Bibliography

Boon, R. 2010. Pooley's Trees of eastern South Africa. Flora and Fauna Publications Trust, Durban.


Hall, A.V., De Winter, M., De Winter, B. and Van Oosterhout, S.A.M. 1980. Threatened plants of southern Africa. South African National Scienctific Programmes Report 45. CSIR, Pretoria.


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.


Ross, J.H. 1977. Fabaceae subfamily 2. Ceasalpinioideae. In: B. De Winter, D.J.B. Killick, O.A. Leistner and J.H. Ross (eds). Flora of Southern Africa 16 Part 2:1-142. Botanical Research Institute, Pretoria.


Victor, J.E. and Dold, A.P. 2003. Threatened plants of the Albany Centre of Floristic Endemism, South Africa. South African Journal of Science 99:437-446.


Citation
Williams, V.L. & von Staden, L. 2008. Umtiza listeriana Sim. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2019/03/25

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