Scientific Name
Ferraria foliosa G.J.Lewis
Higher Classification
National Status
Status and Criteria
Near Threatened B1ab(ii,iii,iv,v)
Assessment Date
D. Raimondo, N.A. Helme & L. von Staden
EOO 7268 km², between 10 and 20 locations are declining due to diamond and heavy metal mining activities in the northern parts of its range and by coastal development and expanding crop cultivation, especially the centre-point pivot irrigation schemes, in the south.
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Northern Cape, Western Cape
Hondeklipbaai to Velddrif.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Major habitats
Fynbos, Succulent Karoo
Coastal sand dunes close to the seashore.
Threatened by habitat loss to diamond and heavy metal mining activities in the northern parts of its range and by expanding agriculture, especially the centre-point pivot irrigation schemes, and coastal development in the south.
Population trend
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Ferraria foliosa G.J.LewisNT B1ab(ii,iii,iv,v)Raimondo et al. (2009)
Ferraria foliosa G.J.LewisRare Hilton-Taylor (1996)
Ferraria foliosa G.J.LewisUncertain Hall et al. (1980)

De Vos, M.P. 1979. The African genus Ferraria. Journal of South African Botany 45(3):295-375.

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.

Goldblatt, P. and Manning, J.C. 2011. Systematics and biology of the African genus Ferraria (Iridaceae: Irideae). Bothalia 41(1):1-40.

Hall, A.V., De Winter, M., De Winter, B. and Van Oosterhout, S.A.M. 1980. Threatened plants of southern Africa. South African National Scienctific Programmes Report 45. CSIR, Pretoria.

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

Manning, J., Goldblatt, P. and Snijman, D. 2002. The color encyclopedia of Cape bulbs. Timber Press, Portland/Cambridge.

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.

Raimondo, D., Helme, N.A. & von Staden, L. 2012. Ferraria foliosa G.J.Lewis. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2022/05/22

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