Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Liliopsida Hydrocharitales Hydrocharitaceae

Scientific Name: Lagarosiphon cordofanus
Species Authority: Casp.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2010-06-29
Assessor(s): Juffe, D.
Reviewer(s): Allen, D.J. & Smith, K.
Contributor(s): Cholo, F. & Foden, W.
The species is widely spread and faces no known major widespread threats. Listed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is widespread in the Sudano-Zambesian Region, south to South Africa.

Found in Cameroon, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo in Central Africa.

In Southern Africa it occurs in South Africa (Limpopo, Mpumalanga, possibly north western and Gauteng), Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

In Eastern Africa it has been recorded from one region in Uganda, Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda. In Kenya the species is locally common (K1,4,6,7) from sea-level to 1,700 m. The species has been recorded in South Rift Valley in Narok, Kajiado and Magadi areas. It has been reported along the Kenya Coast in Taita District (Mudanda Rock) and Kilifi District in Mariakebuni and Marafa areas. Other population have been collected in western Kenya in Mumias.

In Sudan it has been recorded from the Blue Nile Province. Also present in Ethiopia and Somalia in North-eastern Africa.
Countries occurrence:
Angola (Angola); Botswana; Cameroon; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Ethiopia; Kenya; Malawi; Mozambique; Namibia; Rwanda; Somalia; South Africa; Sudan; Tanzania, United Republic of; Uganda; Zambia; Zimbabwe
Upper elevation limit (metres): 1700
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Population [top]

Population: Very Common species.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This perennial hydrophyte is found in lakes, dams, ponds, in permanent or temporary water and in slowly flowing water. It prefers high light intensity, sheltered areas protected from wind, waves, and currents.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): None known.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Although, taxonomy, habitat status, biology and ecology are known, further information on the species range, distribution and population trends is required.

Citation: Juffe, D. 2010. Lagarosiphon cordofanus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T185529A8429653. . Downloaded on 09 October 2015.
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