Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Ficinia pinguior C.B.Clarke
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
CYPERACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Vulnerable B1ab(ii,iii,v)+2ab(ii,iii,v)
Assessment Date
2008/03/14
Assessor(s)
M. Muasya & D. Raimondo
Justification
EOO 1250 km², known from 10 locations. Experiencing an ongoing loss of habitat due to coastal development and associated lack of fire and alien plant invasion.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Cape Peninsula to Kleinmond.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Peninsula Sandstone Fynbos, Overberg Sandstone Fynbos, Kogelberg Sandstone Fynbos, Hangklip Sand Fynbos, Cape Flats Sand Fynbos
Description
Flats and slopes below 700 m in fynbos.
Threats
Habitat loss to development and urban expansion on the Cape Peninsula and around Cape Hangklip and Betty's Bay has already caused extensive declines, and loss is continuing. This species is stimulated by fire, but as a result of development, fire is often excluded from lower slopes to protect valuable properties. Invasive alien plants are also causing habitat degradation in some areas.
Population
Population trend
Decreasing
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Ficinia pinguior C.B.ClarkeVU 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
Muasya, M. & Raimondo, D. 2008. Ficinia pinguior C.B.Clarke. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2022/05/20

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