Romulea papyracea Wolley-Dod



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

May be invalid. Regarded as a synonym of R. schlechteri by (Manning & Goldblatt, 2001).


Conservation Status

Extinct (Humphreys et al., 2019)

Last record: 1897



lower plateau of Table Mountain, near Cape Town, South Africa


Biology & Ecology










Hall, A.V. & Veldhuis, H.A. (1985). South African red data book: 1-160. CSIR, Pretoria.

Humphreys, Aelys M. et al. (2019). Global dataset shows geography and life form predict modern plant extinction and rediscovery. Nature Ecology & Evolution 3: 1043-1047. [Abstract] [Supplementary Dataset 1]

Manning, John C. and Goldblatt, Ptere Goldblatt. (2001). A synoptic review of Romulea (Iridaceae: Crocoideae) in sub-Saharan Africa, the Arabian Peninsula and Socotra including new species, biological notes, and a new infrageneric classification. Adansonia sér. (3) 23(1): 59-108.

Walter, Kerry S. and Gillett, Harriet J. (eds.). (1998). 1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants. Compiled by the World Conservation Monitoring Centre. Gland, Switzerland & Cambridge, UK: IUCN – The World Conservation Union. lxiv + 862 pp.


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