Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Ficinia jardinei Muasya & C.H.Stirt.
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
CYPERACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Least Concern
Assessment Date
2013/12/10
Assessor(s)
M. Muasya & L. von Staden
Justification
A range-restricted species (EOO 1412 km²), but not threatened.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Swartruggens east of Ceres to the Witteberg Range south of Matjiesfontein.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Fynbos
Description
Seepages and streambanks in the ecotone between arid fynbos and succulent karoo.
Threats
All known subpopulations occur on privately owned land, with some sites privately conserved, while others are used for livestock grazing. Grazing is however not severe, and does not appear to negatively impact this species (Muasya et al. 2012).
Population

This species is currently known from five small subpopulations, each consisting of around 500 mature individuals (Muasya et al. 2012). The population is not suspected to be declining.


Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Ficinia jardinei Muasya & C.H.Stirt.Least Concern 2014.1
Bibliography

Muasya, A.M., Viljoen, J.-A., Stirton, C.H. and Helme, N.A. 2012. Two new leafless species of Ficinia (Cypereae, Cyperaceae) from the Greater Cape Floristic Region of South Africa. South African Journal of Botany 79:96-101.


Citation
Muasya, M. & von Staden, L. 2013. Ficinia jardinei Muasya & C.H.Stirt. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2022/05/20

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