Lagarosiphon cordofanus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Liliopsida Hydrocharitales Hydrocharitaceae

Scientific Name: Lagarosiphon cordofanus Casp.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2017
Date Assessed: 2016-06-08
Assessor(s): Beentje, H.J. & Juffe Bignoli, D.
Reviewer(s): Luke, W.R.Q.
Contributor(s): Cholo, F. & Foden, W.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Maiz-Tome, L.
This species is assessed here as Least Concern due to it having widespread distribution and a lack of any known threats.

Geographic Range [top]

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

Lagarosiphon cordofanus is found in Cameroon, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of the Congo in central Africa.

In southern Africa it is present 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, and Tanzania. In Kenya the species is locally common between sea level and 1,700 m Asl. The species has been recorded in Kajiado, Magadi and the South Rift Valley in Narok areas. It has been reported along the Kenya Coast in Taita District (Mudanda Rock) and Kilifi District in Mariakebuni and Marafa areas. Other populations have been collected in western Kenya in Mumias.

In Sudan it has been recorded at the Blue Nile Province and it is also present in Ethiopia and Somalia in north-eastern Africa.
Countries occurrence:
Angola; Botswana; Cameroon; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Ethiopia; Kenya; Malawi; Mozambique; Namibia; Rwanda; Somalia; South Africa; South Sudan; Sudan; Tanzania, United Republic of; Uganda; Zambia; Zimbabwe
Additional data:
Upper elevation limit (metres):1800
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Population [top]

Population:There is no information on population size or trends.
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 on floodplains, and in slowly flowing water up to a depth of 2 m. It prefers sheltered areas protected from wind, waves, and currents with high light intensity.
Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:No

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: There is no information available on use or trade of this species.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Threats to this species are unknown.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No conservation actions are known, nor do they seem to be needed.

Citation: Beentje, H.J. & Juffe Bignoli, D. 2017. Lagarosiphon cordofanus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T185529A84270693. . Downloaded on 20 April 2018.
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