Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Ornithogalum pendens Van Jaarsv.
Higher Classification
Monocotyledons
Family
HYACINTHACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Rare
Assessment Date
2012/02/20
Assessor(s)
L. von Staden
Justification
A range-restricted (EOO 226 km²) but locally abundant habitat specialist occurring in an inaccessible habitat where it is not threatened.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Northern Cape
Range
Skaap River Valley between Bulletrap and Spektakel Pass.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Namaqualand Shale Shrubland
Description
Vertical quartzitic or sandstone cliffs.
Threats
No threats: this species' habitat is inaccessible and in a remote area.
Population

Plants are locally common in suitable habitat.


Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Ornithogalum pendens Van Jaarsv.Rare 2012.1
Bibliography

Van Jaarsveld, E.J. and Van Wyk, A.E. 2009. Ornithogalum pendens (Hyacinthaceae), a new cliff-dwelling succulent from the Northern Cape (South Africa). Aloe 46(2):30-32.


Citation
von Staden, L. 2012. Ornithogalum pendens Van Jaarsv. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2022/05/20

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