Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Ficinia dura Turrill
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
CYPERACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Endangered B1ab(ii,iii,v)
Assessment Date
2007/09/17
Assessor(s)
N.A. Helme & D. Raimondo
Justification
Known from four locations on the Agulhas Plain (EOO 683 km²). It is threatened by infestations of invasive alien plants and habitat loss to crop cultivation.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Stanford to Bredasdorp.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Central Ruens Shale Renosterveld, Elim Ferricrete Fynbos
Description
Lowland fynbos, deep sandy flats and lower slopes below 100 m.
Threats
Threatened by ongoing habitat loss to wheat, pasture, vineyard and protea cultivation.The spread of invasive alien plants is also a threat.
Population
Population trend
Decreasing
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Ficinia dura TurrillEN B1ab(ii,iii,v)Raimondo 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
Helme, N.A. & Raimondo, D. 2007. Ficinia dura Turrill. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2022/05/20

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