Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Ornithogalum inclusum F.M.Leight.
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
HYACINTHACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Critically Endangered B1ab(ii,iii,v)
Assessment Date
2006/11/08
Assessor(s)
D. Raimondo & R.C. Turner
Justification
EOO 32 km², known from one historical location in the Botterkloof Valley. It occurs in an area that is heavily transformed by crop cultivation and degraded by livestock grazing. The current threat of rooibos tea cultivation is causing ongoing destruction of its habitat.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Range
Doorn River Valley northeast of Clanwilliam.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Doringrivier Quartzite Karoo
Description
Karoo shrubland on sandy soils.
Threats
Threatened by ongoing habitat loss to crop cultivation, particularly rooibos tea, and by habitat degradation as a result of overgrazing by livestock.
Population
Population trend
Decreasing
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Ornithogalum inclusum F.M.Leight.CR B1ab(ii,iii,v)Raimondo et al. (2009)
Ornithogalum inclusum F.M.Leight.Rare Hilton-Taylor (1996)
Ornithogalum inclusum F.M.Leight.Uncertain Hall et al. (1980)
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.


Hall, A.V., De Winter, M., De Winter, B. and Van Oosterhout, S.A.M. 1980. Threatened plants of southern Africa. South African National Scienctific Programmes Report 45. CSIR, Pretoria.


Hilton-Taylor, C. 1996. Red data list of southern African plants. Strelitzia 4. South African National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.


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.


Citation
Raimondo, D. & Turner, R.C. 2006. Ornithogalum inclusum F.M.Leight. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2022/05/20

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