Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Ficinia latifolia T.H.Arnold & Gordon-Gray
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
CYPERACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Endangered B1ab(ii,iii,v)+2ab(ii,iii,v)
Assessment Date
2007/09/17
Assessor(s)
N.A. Helme & D. Raimondo
Justification
Known from less than five locations on the Agulhas Plain (EOO 95 km²), and threatened by alien plant invasion, coastal development and crop cultivation.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Agulhas Plain.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Agulhas Limestone Fynbos
Description
Edge of pans, in open, flat, sandy areas (sand over coastal limestone) below 100 m.
Threats
Severely threatened by alien invasive plants encroaching on its habitat. Alien plants are present at all known subpopulations. Habitat loss to coastal development and agricultural expansion is also threatening some subpopulations.
Population
Population trend
Decreasing
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Ficinia latifolia T.H.Arnold & Gordon-GrayEN 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 latifolia T.H.Arnold & Gordon-Gray. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2022/05/20

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