Scientific Name
Syringodea pulchella Hook.f.
Higher Classification
National Status
Status and Criteria
Vulnerable D2
Assessment Date
D. Raimondo
A range-restricted species (EOO <50 km²), known from one extensive population. It has lost part of the population to road construction in the past and road construction and livestock overgrazing remain potential threats.
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Eastern Cape
Sneeuberg Mountains.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Major habitats
Karoo Escarpment Grassland
Karoo Escarpment Grassland.
A small proportion of this species' habitat has been lost road construction. The remaining population is potentially threatened by further road construction and overgrazing due to overstocking of rangelands.

This species is known from one Known only from one extensive population. There has been no recent surveys of the population and its size is not known.

Population trend
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Syringodea pulchella Hook.f.VU D22017.1
Syringodea pulchella Hook.f.Rare Raimondo et al. (2009)
Syringodea pulchella Hook.f.Insufficiently Known Hilton-Taylor (1996)
Syringodea pulchella Hook.f.Uncertain Hall et al. (1980)

Bredenkamp, C. In prep. Conspectus of the flora of the Eastern cape. Strelitzia.

De Vos, M.P. 1983. Syringodea, Romulea. In: O.A. Leistner (ed). Flora of Southern Africa 7 Iridaceae, Part 2 Ixioideae, Fascicle 2:1-73. Botanical Research Institute, Pretoria.

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.

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.

Raimondo, D. 2016. Syringodea pulchella Hook.f. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2022/05/20

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