Ledbouria socialis

Mary Sue Ittner msittner@mcn.org
Tue, 30 Sep 2003 17:51:27 PDT
Dear All,

Fred asked about where Ledbouria socialis was found and no one was able to 
help him so when I was in South Africa I tried to see if I could come up 
with an answer. Rod Saunders directed me to a book on Ledbouria and this is 
what it said.

Ledbouria socialis is endemic to the Cape Province. Most of the known 
localities are in the Eastern Cape. It is found in fine to medium grained 
shallow to deep well drained humus rich sandy soil. (Now that's a 
mouthful.) It usually grows in shade mostly in closed evergreen woodland. A 
few populations occur in evergreen scrub forest. Most of the localities are 
in the veld type known as Valley Bushveld.

Cameron McMaster described the habitat as dry valley bush veld. He said 
most of the ones he had seen were found around Grahamstown and 
Williamstown. He also mentioned the Keiskamma River Valley where the road 
to Port Alfred crosses the river. I haven't checked any maps for the 
spelling on these names so maybe if you have a map Fred you can look them 
up. I hope that this information is helpful. I think I have the book on 
veld types and could copy the section on Type 23 if this isn't enough.

Mary Sue

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