Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Moraea barkerae Goldblatt
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
IRIDACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Least Concern
Assessment Date
2011/03/16
Assessor(s)
D. Pillay, D. Raimondo, R.C. Turner & L. von Staden
Justification
A range-restricted (EOO 1 816 km²) and apparently rare species known from only a few collections. It is suspected however to be more common than observations indicate, as plants flower only in response to fire. This species occurs in mountainous areas where it is not threatened.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Cederberg, Cold Bokkeveld and Piketberg mountains.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Fynbos
Description
Stony sandstone soils at middle to upper elevations.
Threats
No known threats.
Population

Flowering stimulated by fire, and this species can only be observed in recently burnt vegetation, which may explain the few collections. From specimen labels it appears that even in post-fire conditions subpopulations are very small.


Population trend
Stable
Conservation
Cederberg Wilderness Area.
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Moraea barkerae GoldblattLeast Concern Raimondo et al. (2009)
Moraea barkerae GoldblattRare 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.


Goldblatt, P. and Manning, J.C. 2010. Moraea intermedia and Moraea vuvuzela (Iridaceae-Iridoideae), two new species fro western South Africa, and some nomenclatural changes and range extensions in the genus. Bothalia 40(2):147-153.


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
Pillay, D., Raimondo, D., Turner, R.C. & von Staden, L. 2011. Moraea barkerae Goldblatt. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2022/05/18

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