Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Ferraria parva Goldblatt & J.C.Manning
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
IRIDACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Endangered C2a(i)
Assessment Date
2012/10/18
Assessor(s)
L. von Staden & J.G. Claassens
Justification
A range-restricted species (EOO 336 km²), known from eight subpopulations, each consisting of fewer than 50 mature individuals (total population size estimated <400 mature individuals) and declining due to ongoing habitat loss to urban and agricultural expansion.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Vredenburg Peninsula.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Saldanha Limestone Strandveld, Saldanha Flats Strandveld
Description
Deep sandy ground, sand over limestone, and crevices in limestone or calcrete pavement.
Threats
Threatened by ongoing habitat loss to urban expansion around Langebaan and Saldanha, as well as expanding crop cultivation on sandveld areas of the Vredenburg Peninsula between Vredenburg and Hopefield.
Population

Ferraria parva occurs as small, scattered clumps of no more than five plants (J.G. Claassens, pers. obs.). It is currently known from eight small subpopulations, estimated to consist of fewer than 50 plants each.


Population trend
Decreasing
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Ferraria parva Goldblatt & J.C.ManningEN C2a(i)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
von Staden, L. & Claassens, J.G. 2012. Ferraria parva Goldblatt & J.C.Manning. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2022/05/22

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