Kumara haemanthifolia

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Kumara haemanthifolia (A.Berger & Marloth) Boatwr. & J.C.Manning
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
ASPHODELACEAE
Synonyms
Aloe haemanthifolia A.Berger & Marloth
National Status
Status and Criteria
Least Concern
Assessment Date
2009/07/30
Assessor(s)
J.E. Victor
Justification
EOO 4100 km², a range restricted endemic to the mountains of the Western Cape formerly listed as Rare. There are however at least 20 known subpopulations all occurring within formally protected areas. This species is not considered rare or threatened.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Hottentots Holland Mountains to Cold Bokkeveld Mountains.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Fynbos
Description
Fynbos, occurs on steep, rocky slopes (usually south-facing in in areas of high winter rainfall), altitude 500-1700 m.
Threats
A. haemanthifolia occurs on high, inaccessible mountain peaks.
Population
Population trend
Stable
Conservation
All known subpopulations occur within protected areas.
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Kumara haemanthifolia (A.Berger & Marloth) Boatwr. & J.C.ManningLeast Concern 2014.1
Aloe haemanthifolia A.Berger & MarlothLeast Concern Raimondo et al. (2009)
Aloe haemanthifolia A.Berger & MarlothLower Risk - Least Concern Victor (2002)
Aloe haemanthifolia A.Berger & MarlothRare Hilton-Taylor (1996)
Bibliography

Glen, H.F. and Craib, C. 1993. Aloe haemanthifolia. Flowering Plants of Africa 52(2):t. 2063.


Goldblatt, P. and Manning, J.C. 2000. Cape Plants: A conspectus of the Cape Flora of South Africa. Strelitzia 9. National Botanical Institute, Cape Town.


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


Manning, J.C., Boatwright, J.S., Daru, B.H., Maurin, O. and Van der Bank, M. 2014. A molecular phylogeny and generic classification of Asphodelaceae subfamily Alooideae: A final resolution of the prickly issue of polyphyly in the Alooids? Systematic Botany 39(1):55-74.


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.


Van Wyk, B.-E. and Smith, G. 2003. Guide to aloes of South Africa. (2nd ed.). Briza Publications, Pretoria.


Victor, J.E. 2002. South Africa. In: J.S. Golding (ed), Southern African plant Red Data Lists. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report 14 (pp. 93-120), SABONET, Pretoria.


Citation
Victor, J.E. 2009. Kumara haemanthifolia (A.Berger & Marloth) Boatwr. & J.C.Manning. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2017/11/20

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