Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Moraea melanops Goldblatt & J.C.Manning
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
IRIDACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Endangered B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii)
Assessment Date
2006/12/06
Assessor(s)
D. Raimondo & D.A. Kamundi
Justification
EOO 482 km², AOO<482 km². It has lost habitat to agriculture, and all three remaining locations continue to decline due to ongoing habitat degradation as a result of alien plant invasion.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Caledon and Bredasdorp.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Central Ruens Shale Renosterveld, Western Ruens Shale Renosterveld, Elim Ferricrete Fynbos
Description
Clay slopes in renosterveld.
Threats
Habitat degradation, Invasive Alien Species (direct effects), Habitat loss
Population
Population trend
Decreasing
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Moraea melanops Goldblatt & J.C.ManningEN B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii)Raimondo et al. (2009)
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. 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
Raimondo, D. & Kamundi, D.A. 2006. Moraea melanops Goldblatt & J.C.Manning. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2022/05/18

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