Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Ornithogalum gifbergense D.Müll.-Doblies & U.Müll.-Doblies
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
HYACINTHACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Data Deficient - Taxonomically Problematic
Assessment Date
2012/02/16
Assessor(s)
L. von Staden
Justification
Known only from the type collection, and described in 1996, but duplicates were never distributed to South African herbaria. The species was segregated from Ornithogalum ciliiferum based on its specialized habitat and other minor morphological differences. In a Conspectus of the Cape Flora (Goldblatt and Manning 2000) O. gifbergense was treated as conspecific to O. ciliiferum but not formally synonymised, and the name is upheld in the most recent classification of the genus (Manning et al. 2009). If it is a distinct species, O. gifbergense is likely to be a range-restricted habitat specialist, but unlikely to be threatened.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Gifberg.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Fynbos
Description
Sandy soils below overhanging rocks.
Threats
Unknown, but unlikely to be threatened.
Population
Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Ornithogalum gifbergense U.& D.Müll.-DobliesData Deficient (Taxonomically Problematic) 2012.1
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., Forest, F., Devey, D.S., Fay, M.F. and Goldblatt, P. 2009. A molecular phylogeny and revised classification of Ornithogaloideae (Hyacinthaceae) based on an analysis of four plastid DNA regions. Taxon 58(1):77-107.


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


Citation
von Staden, L. 2012. Ornithogalum gifbergense D.Müll.-Doblies & U.Müll.-Doblies. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2022/05/20

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