Scientific Name
Aristida adscensionis L.
Higher Classification
Aristida adscensionis L. subsp. guineensis (Trin. & Rupr.) Henrard, Aristida curvata (Nees) T.Durand & Schinz, Aristida curvata (Nees) T.Durand & Schinz var. nana Henrard, Aristida submucronata Schumach., Chaetaria curvata Nees, Chaetaria curvata Nees var. minor Nees
National Status
Status and Criteria
Least Concern
Assessment Date
L. Fish & J.E. Victor
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.
Not endemic to South Africa
Provincial distribution
Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Northern Cape, North West, Western Cape
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Aristida curvata (Nees) T.Durand & Schinz var. nana HenrardLeast Concern Raimondo et al. (2009)
Arthratherum curvata Nees var. minor Least Concern Raimondo et al. (2009)
Aristida adscensionis L.Least Concern Raimondo et al. (2009)

De Winter, B. 1965. The South African Stipeae and Aristideae (Gramineane). An anatomical, cytological and taxonomic study. Bothalia 8(3):199-404.

Fish, L., Mashau, A.C., Moeaha, M.J. and Nembudani, M.T. 2015. Identification guide to southern African grasses. Strelitzia 36. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.

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.

Fish, L. & Victor, J.E. 2005. Aristida adscensionis L. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2020/10/25

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