Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Moraea deltoidea Goldblatt & J.C.Manning
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
IRIDACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Vulnerable B1ab(iii,iv,v)+2ab(iii,iv,v)
Assessment Date
2012/12/21
Assessor(s)
L. von Staden
Justification
A very localized species (EOO 133 km²), occurring at between six and eight locations and declining due to ongoing habitat loss to coastal development and competition from alien invasive plants.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Kleinmond to Hermanus.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Overberg Sandstone Fynbos, Kogelberg Sandstone Fynbos, Hangklip Sand Fynbos
Description
Seeps on sandstone flats and lower slopes.
Threats
Subpopulations on the coastal plain are threatened by ongoing habitat loss to coastal development. Plants on the Onrus and Kleinrivier mountains are threatened by competition from alien invasive plants.
Population
Population trend
Decreasing
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Moraea deltoidea Goldblatt & J.C.ManningLeast Concern 2012.1
Moraea deltoidea Goldblatt & J.C.ManningLeast Concern Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

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. 2000. New species of Moraea (Iridaceae-Iridoideae) from southern Africa. Novon 10(1):14-21.


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
von Staden, L. 2012. Moraea deltoidea Goldblatt & J.C.Manning. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2022/05/18

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