Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Moraea lilacina Goldblatt & J.C.Manning
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
IRIDACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Endangered B1ab(ii,iii,iv,v)
Assessment Date
2006/11/30
Assessor(s)
J.H. Vlok & D. Raimondo
Justification
EOO 50 km², three known locations are declining due to habitat loss and degradation as a result of agricultural expansion and competition from alien invasive plants.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Calitzdorp to northern foothills of the Langeberg and Outeniqua mountains.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Eastern Little Karoo, Montagu Shale Renosterveld, North Outeniqua Sandstone Fynbos
Description
Renosterveld, in loamy clay soils on rocky slopes.
Threats
Expanding crop cultivation has caused at least 30% habitat loss to this species. Currently its most severe threat is habitat loss and degradation due to intensive ostrich farming, as well as competition from alien invasive wattles.
Population
Population trend
Decreasing
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Moraea lilacina Goldblatt & J.C.ManningEN B1ab(ii,iii,iv,v)Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

Goldblatt, P. and Manning, J.C. 2002. Notes and new species of Moraea (Iridaceae: Iridoideae) from the southern African winter-rainfall zone. Novon 12:352-356.


Goldblatt, P., Manning, J.C. and Snijman, D. 2005. Cape Plants: corrections and additions to the flora. 1. Bothalia 35(1):35-46.


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.


Vlok, J. and Schutte-Vlok, A.L. 2010. Plants of the Klein Karoo. Umdaus Press, Hatfield.


Citation
Vlok, J.H. & Raimondo, D. 2006. Moraea lilacina Goldblatt & J.C.Manning. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2022/05/18

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