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Iridaceae

Cumulative Dataset

Species Diversity

The Moraea dataset covers 209 1-degree grid cells out of the total 2169 of sub-Saharan Africa. 109 Moraea taxa are mapped, creating a total cover of 701 records.

Range Size Rarity (endemism)

Both Species Diversity and Endemism are centred around Southern Africa, with distributions along the Eastern side of the continent and isolated populations in Angola and Cameroon/Nigeria.

10 Main Hotspots

The major hotspots are all located on the southern coast of South Africa.

Data Source

The sources of the Moraea distribution are:

Goldblatt P.(1986) The Moraeas of Southern Africa. CTP Book Printers, Cape

Lovett, J. Field notes

Cumulative Dataset

Species Diversity

The Watsonia dataset covers 60 1-degree grid cells out of the total 2169 of sub-Saharan Africa. 53 Watsonia taxa are mapped, creating a total cover of 243 records.

Range Size Rarity (endemism)

Both Species Diversity and Endemism are centred around the southern coast of South Africa.

10 Main Hotspots

The major hotspots are in the south western tip of South Africa

Data Source

The source of the Watsonia distribution is:

Goldblatt P. (1989) The Genus Watsonia. CTP Book Printers, Cape

Last Updated: 18 December 2018