Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Moraea linderi Goldblatt
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
IRIDACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Critically Endangered D
Assessment Date
2006/07/23
Assessor(s)
P. Goldblatt, J.E. Victor, K. Naidoo & R.C. Turner
Justification
Known from two subpopulations with fewer than 50 mature individuals in total. A third subpopulation was lost to the construction of a dam.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Piketberg Mountains and the Koue Bokkeveld.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Piketberg Sandstone Fynbos, Kouebokkeveld Alluvium Fynbos
Description
Quartzitic sands.
Threats
One known subpopulation was lost to dam construction repeated searches in the area have failed to relocate plants. Two other remaining subpopulations are not currently threatened.
Population
Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Moraea linderi GoldblattCR DRaimondo et al. (2009)
Moraea linderi GoldblattEndangered 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.


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
Goldblatt, P., Victor, J.E., Naidoo, K. & Turner, R.C. 2006. Moraea linderi Goldblatt. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2022/05/18

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