Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Ophioglossum caroticaule J.E.Burrows
Higher Classification
Ferns
Family
OPHIOGLOSSACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Least Concern
Assessment Date
2011/10/24
Assessor(s)
F. Cholo & D.A. Kamundi
Justification
Rare but widespread species that is not suspected to be threatened.
Distribution
Endemism
Not endemic to South Africa
Provincial distribution
Limpopo, Mpumalanga
Range
Southern Limpopo and northern Mpumalanga, extending northwards to Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania, Kenya and Ethiopia.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Grassland, Savanna
Description
Seasonally moist seeps in shallow soils over sheetrock and along streams.
Population

Subpopulations are small and confined to specialized seepage habitat. It is also inconspicuous and likely to be overlooked.


Population trend
Unknown
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Ophioglossum caroticaule J.E.BurrowsLeast Concern Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

Crouch, N.R., Klopper, R.R., Burrows, J.E. and Burrows, S.M. 2011. Ferns of southern Africa: A comprehensive guide. Struik Nature, Cape Town.


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
Cholo, F. & Kamundi, D.A. 2011. Ophioglossum caroticaule J.E.Burrows. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2022/05/22

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