Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Moraea atropunctata Goldblatt
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
IRIDACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Critically Endangered B1ab(iii,v)+2ab(iii,v)
Assessment Date
2006/11/25
Assessor(s)
P. Goldblatt & D. Raimondo
Justification
EOO and AOO<1 km², known from one location. Declining due to livestock overgrazing and flower picking. There were 320 mature individuals counted in 2003.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Eseljagberg near Villiersdorp.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Western Ruens Shale Renosterveld
Description
Gentle clay slopes in renosterveld.
Threats
Harvesting [gathering], Habitat loss, Habitat degradation
Population
Population trend
Decreasing
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Moraea atropunctata GoldblattCR B1ab(iii,v)+2ab(iii,v)Raimondo et al. (2009)
Moraea atropunctata GoldblattEndangered Hilton-Taylor (1996)
Bibliography

Goldblatt, P. 1986. The Moraeas of Southern Africa: a systematic monograph of the genus in South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Transkei, Botswana, Namibia, and Zimbabwe. Annals of Kirstenbosch Botanic Gardens 14:1-224. National Botanic Gardens in association with the Missouri Botanical Garden, USA, Cape Town.


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.


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.


Citation
Goldblatt, P. & Raimondo, D. 2006. Moraea atropunctata Goldblatt. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2022/05/18

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