Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Ficinia praemorsa Nees
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
CYPERACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Least Concern
Assessment Date
2018/09/30
Assessor(s)
L. von Staden
Justification
Ficinia praemorsa has a restricted distribution range, with an extent of occurrence (EOO) of 6708 km²). It is still a very common species, in spite of ongoing habitat loss and degradation, and is not yet in danger of extinction.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
This species is endemic to the coastal lowlands of the southern Cape, where it occurs from Stanford to Hartenbos.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
De Hoop Limestone Fynbos, Agulhas Limestone Fynbos, Hartenbos Strandveld, Overberg Dune Strandveld, Canca Limestone Fynbos, Blombos Strandveld, Elim Ferricrete Fynbos, Albertinia Sand Fynbos, Agulhas Sand Fynbos
Description
It occurs on limestone flats and ridges near the coast.
Threats
About 20% of this species' habitat has been lost to coastal development and crop cultivation. Much of its habitat is also densely infested with alien invasive plants, which is leading to ongoing decline of native species.
Population

This species is very common, and many recent field observations indicate that it still persists at more than 10 locations.


Population trend
Decreasing
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Ficinia praemorsa NeesLeast Concern 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.


Manning, J.C. and Goldblatt, P. 2012. Plants of the Greater Cape Floristic Region 1: The Core Cape Flora. Strelitzia 29. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.


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
von Staden, L. 2018. Ficinia praemorsa Nees. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2022/05/20

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