Asparagus elephantinus

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Asparagus elephantinus S.M.Burrows
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
ASPARAGACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Rare
Assessment Date
2006/11/15
Assessor(s)
S.M. Burrows, J.E. Burrows, D. Raimondo & L. von Staden
Justification
A range-restricted species (EOO estimated 1800 km²). The habitat is inaccessible and not impacted by any threats.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Limpopo
Range
Olifants River Valley west of Penge to the Abel Erasmus Pass.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Savanna
Description
Ledges on steep, rocky slopes.
Threats
The habitat is inaccessible and not impacted by any threats.
Population
Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Asparagus elephantinus S.M.BurrowsRare Raimondo et al. (2009)
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.


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.


Citation
Burrows, S.M., Burrows, J.E., Raimondo, D. & von Staden, L. 2006. Asparagus elephantinus S.M.Burrows. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2019/04/22

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