Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Ferraria schaeferi Dinter
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
IRIDACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Least Concern
Assessment Date
2018/10/01
Assessor(s)
J.E. Victor & L. von Staden
Justification
Although this species has a restricted range in South Africa, it also extends northwards into Namibia. A small proportion of the population is threatened by habitat loss to mining, but this species is unlikely to be in danger of extinction.
Distribution
Endemism
Not endemic to South Africa
Provincial distribution
Northern Cape
Range
Lüderitz to Grootmis, and extending inland along the Orange River to the Richtersveld.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Richtersveld Coastal Duneveld, Western Gariep Lowland Desert, Lower Gariep Alluvial Vegetation, Namaqualand Coastal Duneveld, Western Gariep Plains Desert, Alexander Bay Coastal Duneveld
Description
Deep sands along the coast, but also occurring further inland to rocky places near streams.
Population

Known from only a few collections, however, this species occurs in a very remote area and some subpopulations are likely to be overlooked.


Population trend
Decreasing
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Ferraria schaeferi DinterLeast Concern Raimondo et al. (2009)
Ferraria schaeferi DinterInsufficiently Known Hilton-Taylor (1996)
Bibliography

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


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
Victor, J.E. & von Staden, L. 2018. Ferraria schaeferi Dinter. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2022/05/22

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