Colchicum karooparkense (U.Müll.-Doblies, Daber, J.M.Anderson & D.Müll.-Doblies) J.C.Manning & Vinn.
|Androcymbium karooparkense U.Müll.-Doblies, Daber, J.M.Anderson & D.Müll.-Doblies|
Status and Criteria
|A poorly known species that is suspected to be rare, but not threatened.|
|South African endemic|
|Karoo National Park near Beaufort West.|
Habitat and Ecology
|As the only known population occurs within a protected area, it is not suspected to have any severe threats.|
This species was described in 2002 from a single locality, the Karoo National Park near Beaufort West (Müller-Doblies and Müller-Doblies 2002), where it was recorded in 1984. To date, no other collections have been matched to the description of this species and there are no recent field observations. It is possibly restricted to the Karoo National Park, but similar, suitable habitat extends over a wide area, and it is also possible that other subpopulations exist. More collections are also needed to confirm whether it is sufficiently distinct from other Colchicum species to warrant recognition. The population trend is not known, but is assumed to be stable as there are no severe threats.
|Raimondo, D. 2016. Colchicum karooparkense (U.Müll.-Doblies, Daber, J.M.Anderson & D.Müll.-Doblies) J.C.Manning & Vinn. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2019/12/11|