Asparagus sylvicola

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Asparagus sylvicola S.M.Burrows
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
ASPARAGACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Least Concern
Assessment Date
2013/07/30
Assessor(s)
S.M. Burrows, J.E. Burrows & L. von Staden
Justification
A widespread species that is not in danger of extinction.
Distribution
Endemism
Not endemic to South Africa
Provincial distribution
Limpopo, Mpumalanga
Range
Eastern Escarpment of South Africa, from Haenertsburg to Barberton, and extending to the Siteki area in the Lebombo Mountains of Swaziland.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Forest
Description
Scarp Forest and lower regions of Northern Mistbelt Forest.
Threats
This species' habitat is well-protected and it is not threatened (Burrows and Burrows 2008).
Population

This widespread species is seldom common, but it is not suspected to be declining (Burrows and Burrows 2008).


Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Asparagus sylvicola S.M.BurrowsLeast Concern 2014.1
Bibliography

Burrows, S.M. and Burrows, J.E. 2008. Three new species of Asparagus (Asparagaceae) from South Africa, with some notes on other taxa. Bothalia 38(1):23-29.


Citation
Burrows, S.M., Burrows, J.E. & von Staden, L. 2013. Asparagus sylvicola S.M.Burrows. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2019/06/19

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