Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Freesia fucata J.C.Manning & Goldblatt
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
IRIDACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Endangered B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii)
Assessment Date
2012/10/23
Assessor(s)
N.A. Helme & L. von Staden
Justification
EOO 10 km², and known from three to five locations, all small fragments, as a result of habitat loss and fragmentation due to agricultural expansion. Decline is continuing.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Villiersdorp.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Robertson Karoo, Breede Shale Renosterveld
Description
Renosterveld, clay slopes and flats.
Threats
Lowland renosterveld in the river valleys between Worcester and Villiersdorp is already more than 70% transformed for crop cultivation (vineyards and fruit orchards) and loss is ongoing. All collections of this species are from small fragments and road verges.
Population
Population trend
Decreasing
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Freesia fucata J.C.Manning & GoldblattVU D22012.1
Freesia fucata J.C.Manning & GoldblattVU D2Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

Manning, J.C. and Goldblatt, P. 2001. Two new renosterveld species of Crocoideae from South Africa. Bothalia 31(2):189-212.


Manning, J.C. and Goldblatt, P. 2010. Botany and horticulture of the genus Freesia. Strelitzia 27:1-114. South African National Biodiversity 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.


Citation
Helme, N.A. & von Staden, L. 2012. Freesia fucata J.C.Manning & Goldblatt. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2022/05/17

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