Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Micranthus thereianthoides Goldblatt & J.C.Manning
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
IRIDACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Vulnerable D2
Assessment Date
2015/07/06
Assessor(s)
L. von Staden
Justification
A localized species known from two locations and potentially threatened by competition from alien invasive plants.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Paardeberg south of Malmesbury.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Boland Granite Fynbos
Description
Wedged among granite rocks along streams on mid to upper slopes.
Threats
Alien invasive plants are present on parts of the Paardeberg, and spread easily along watercourses and drainage lines if left unmanaged.
Population

This species is plentiful along several streams on the Paardeberg Mountain.


Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Micranthus thereianthoides Goldblatt & J.C.ManningVU D22015.1
Bibliography

Goldblatt, P., Manning, J.C. and Gereau, R.E. 2013. The Cape genus Micranthus (Iridaceae: Crocoideae), nomenclature and taxonomy. Bothalia 43(2):127-144.


Citation
von Staden, L. 2015. Micranthus thereianthoides Goldblatt & J.C.Manning. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2022/05/19

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