Phyllobolus grossus

Scientific Name
Phyllobolus grossus (Aiton) Gerbaulet
Higher Classification
Aridaria gratiae L.Bolus, Aridaria grossa (Aiton) Friedrich, Aridaria laxipetala L.Bolus, Aridaria longispinula (Haw.) L.Bolus, Aridaria platysepala L.Bolus, Aridaria subpetiolata L.Bolus, Aridaria willowmorensis L.Bolus, Mesembryanthemum commutatum A.Berger, Mesembryanthemum grossum Aiton, Mesembryanthemum longispinulum Haw., Mesembryanthemum longispinulum Salm-Dyck, Nycteranthus commutatus (A.Berger) Schwantes, Nycteranthus gratiae (L.Bolus) Schwantes, Nycteranthus grossus (Aiton) Schwantes, Nycteranthus laxipetalus (L.Bolus) Schwantes, Nycteranthus longispinulus (Haw.) Schwantes, Nycteranthus platysepalus (L.Bolus) Schwantes, Nycteranthus willowmorensis (L.Bolus) Schwantes, Perapentacoilanthus grossus (Aiton) Rappa & Camarrone, Perapentacoilanthus longispinulus (Haw.) Rappa & Camarrone, Sphalmanthus commutatus (A.Berger) N.E.Br., Sphalmanthus gratiae (L.Bolus) L.Bolus, Sphalmanthus grossus (Aiton) N.E.Br., Sphalmanthus gydouwensis L.Bolus, Sphalmanthus laxipetalus (L.Bolus) L.Bolus, Sphalmanthus leipoldtii L.Bolus, Sphalmanthus longispinulus (Haw.) N.E.Br., Sphalmanthus platysepalus (L.Bolus) L.Bolus, Sphalmanthus subpetiolatus (L.Bolus) L.Bolus, Sphalmanthus willowmorensis (L.Bolus) L.Bolus
National Status
Status and Criteria
Least Concern
Assessment Date
W. Foden & L. Potter
This taxon was not selected in any one of four screening processes for highlighting potential taxa of conservation concern for detailed assessment and was hence given an automated status of Least Concern. The Threatened Species Programme is currently systematically completing full assessments for all taxa with an automated status. If you disagree with this taxon's status, please contact the Threatened Species Programme at the link below.
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Eastern Cape, Western Cape
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Population trend
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Phyllobolus grossus (Aiton) GerbauletLeast Concern Raimondo et al. (2009)

Goldblatt, P. and Manning, J.C. 2000. Cape Plants: A conspectus of the Cape Flora of South Africa. Strelitzia 9. National Botanical Institute, Cape Town.

Raimondo, D., von Staden, L., Foden, W., Victor, J.E., Helme, N.A., Turner, R.C., Kamundi, D.A. and Manyama, P.A. 2009. Red List of South African Plants. Strelitzia 25. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.

Foden, W. & Potter, L. 2005. Phyllobolus grossus (Aiton) Gerbaulet. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2019/06/19

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