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Eulophia coddii

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
PLANTAE TRACHEOPHYTA LILIOPSIDA ORCHIDALES ORCHIDACEAE

Scientific Name: Eulophia coddii
Species Authority: A.V.Hall

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B2ab(ii,iii,iv,v) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2003
Date Assessed: 2003-04-30
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Pfab, M.F. (Gauteng Nature Conservation) & Victor, J. (National Botanical Institute)
Reviewer(s): Golding, J. & Hilton-Taylor, C. (Southern African Plant Red List Authority)
Justification:
The area of occupancy is less than 5 km², with three of the known sites under threat. Eulophia coddii is known from five locations. There is continuing decline in the quality of habitat, number of locations and number of mature individuals. The RAMAS® Red List software package was used to make this assessment.
History:
2000 Endangered
1997 Indeterminate (Walter and Gillett 1998)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: In the Limpopo Province it has been recorded from the Waterberg district, while in Gauteng it has been recorded from the Heidelberg area and Bronberg/Magaliesberg area east of Pretoria. Known from five locations.
Countries:
Native:
South Africa (Gauteng, Limpopo Province)
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A terrestrial orchid restricted to steep slopes, growing among grass or bush on sandstone-derived soils.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat transformation and fragmentation mainly through urbanization and agriculture are the main threats. The Bronberg subpopulation is severely threatened by expanding urbanization. Also threatened by collectors. This orchid is highly sought after by orchid collectors because it is so rare.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species has been found in the Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve.

Citation: Pfab, M.F. (Gauteng Nature Conservation) & Victor, J. (National Botanical Institute) 2003. Eulophia coddii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 October 2014.
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