Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Crocosmia pearsei Oberm.
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
IRIDACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Rare
Assessment Date
2009/08/13
Assessor(s)
J.E. Victor, C.R. Scott-Shaw & P. Goldblatt
Justification
Drakensberg endemic restricted to a specialized habitat at high altitudes. Not threatened as most subpopulations occur within protected areas.
Distribution
Endemism
Not endemic to South Africa
Provincial distribution
KwaZulu-Natal
Range
Cathedral Peak and Mont-aux-Sources.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Grassland
Description
Subalpine grassland, occurring in moist places often at the base of basalt rock faces, 2200-3000 m.
Population
Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Crocosmia pearsei Oberm.Rare Raimondo et al. (2009)
Crocosmia pearsei Oberm.VU Scott-Shaw (1999)
Crocosmia pearsei Oberm.Rare Hilton-Taylor (1996)
Bibliography

Hilton-Taylor, C. 1996. Red data list of southern African plants. Strelitzia 4. South African National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.


Pooley, E. 2003. Mountain flowers: a field guide to the flora of the Drakensberg and Lesotho. Natal Flora Publications Trust, Durban.


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.


Scott-Shaw, C.R. 1999. Rare and threatened plants of KwaZulu-Natal and neighbouring regions. KwaZulu-Natal Nature Conservation Service, Pietermaritzburg.


Citation
Victor, J.E., Scott-Shaw, C.R. & Goldblatt, P. 2009. Crocosmia pearsei Oberm. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2022/05/20

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