Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Ficinia distans C.B.Clarke
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
CYPERACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Vulnerable D2
Assessment Date
2008/03/12
Assessor(s)
M. Muasya & D. Raimondo
Justification
Known from four locations potentially threatened by alien plant invasion and coastal development.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Kogelberg and Kleinrivier Mountains.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Overberg Sandstone Fynbos, Kogelberg Sandstone Fynbos
Description
Seepages in fynbos.
Threats
Occurs on lower slopes and flats where it is potentially threatened by ongoing habitat loss to coastal development. Only a few subpopulations are known at present, and these are in relatively safe and protected sites. It is however also potentially threatened by alien invasive plant encroachment of its habitat.
Population
Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Ficinia distans C.B.ClarkeVU D2Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

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.


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
Muasya, M. & Raimondo, D. 2008. Ficinia distans C.B.Clarke. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2022/05/20

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