Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Ornithogalum britteniae F.M.Leight. ex Oberm.
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
HYACINTHACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Vulnerable D2
Assessment Date
2006/09/29
Assessor(s)
J.E. Victor, A.P. Dold & R.C. Turner
Justification
Known from one location on Table Farm near Grahamstown. Potentially threatened by trampling by livestock.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Eastern Cape
Range
Grahamstown.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Saltaire Karroid Thicket
Description
Flat rocky areas in karroid scrub.
Threats
Habitat loss, Habitat degradation
Population
Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Ornithogalum britteniae F.M.Leight.VU D2Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

Dold, A.P. 2003. The rediscovery of Ornithogalum britteniae (Hyacinthaceae) and an amendment to the description. South African Journal of Botany 69(4):500-504.


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., Goldblatt, P. and Snijman, D. 2002. The color encyclopedia of Cape bulbs. Timber Press, Portland/Cambridge.


Müller-Doblies, U. and Müller-Doblies, D. 1996. Revisionula incompleta Ornithogalorum Austro-Africanorum (Hyacinthaceae). Feddes Repertorium 107(5-6):361-548.


Obermeyer, A.A. 1978. Ornithogalum: a revision of the southern African species. Bothalia 12(3):323-376.


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.


Victor, J.E. and Dold, A.P. 2003. Threatened plants of the Albany Centre of Floristic Endemism, South Africa. South African Journal of Science 99:437-446.


Citation
Victor, J.E., Dold, A.P. & Turner, R.C. 2006. Ornithogalum britteniae F.M.Leight. ex Oberm. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2022/05/20

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