Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Moraea helmei Goldblatt & J.C.Manning
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
IRIDACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Rare
Assessment Date
2014/04/14
Assessor(s)
L. von Staden & N.A. Helme
Justification
A localized habitat specialist (EOO 1 km²), but not threatened.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Northern Cape
Range
Central Namaqualand, Kamiesberg.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Fynbos
Description
Seasonal seeps and marshes in granite fynbos.
Threats
This species has no immediate threats (N.A. Helme pers. obs. 2011).
Population

This species is currently known from a single, localized subpopulation. Similar, suitable habitat in this species' range remains poorly explored, and it is likely to occur westwards to the Stalberg, and further south to the foothills of the Rooiberg (N.A. Helme pers. comm. 2014).


Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Moraea helmei Goldblatt & J.C.ManningRare 2014.1
Bibliography

Goldblatt, P. and Manning, J.C. 2012. Systematics of the hypervariable Moraea tripetala complex (Iridaceae: Iridoideae) of the southern African winter rainfall zone. Bothalia 42(2):111-135.


Citation
von Staden, L. & Helme, N.A. 2014. Moraea helmei Goldblatt & J.C.Manning. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2022/05/18

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