Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Ferraria ornata Goldblatt & J.C.Manning
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
IRIDACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Rare
Assessment Date
2012/10/17
Assessor(s)
R. Koopman & L. von Staden
Justification
A rare habitat specialist currently known from only two subpopulations but not threatened.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Northern Cape, Western Cape
Range
Namaqualand, coastal flats between the Groen and Olifants rivers.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Succulent Karoo
Description
Deep sandy soil in strandveld near the coast.
Threats
No known threats.
Population

Ferraria ornata is a habitat specialist endemic to Namaqualand Strandveld. It is currently known from only two subpopulations about 100 km apart, and is possibly overlooked elsewhere, as it flowers early in the season (May to June). It appears to be rare, as on both occasions it was collected only a few plants could be found.


Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Ferraria ornata Goldblatt & J.C.ManningRare 2013.1
Ferraria ornata Goldblatt & J.C.ManningRare 2013.1
Bibliography

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


Citation
Koopman, R. & von Staden, L. 2012. Ferraria ornata Goldblatt & J.C.Manning. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2022/05/22

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