Scientific Name
Galium bredasdorpense Puff
Higher Classification
National Status
Status and Criteria
Vulnerable D2
Assessment Date
L. von Staden
Galium bredasdorpense is a range-restricted species with an extent of occurrence (EOO) of 131 km², and an area of occupancy (AOO) of 40 km². It is estimated to occur at two to five locations, and potentially threatened by competition from alien invasive plants.
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
This species is endemic to the southern Cape coastal lowlands between Agulhas and Infanta.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Major habitats
De Hoop Limestone Fynbos
It occurs in rock crevices in limestone fynbos.
Competition from alien invasive plants is a threat across this species' range. Although there has been efforts to clear alien invasive plants in the De Hoop Nature Reserve, recent field observations indicate that alien invasive plants are still present within the habitat.

This species is a localized habitat specialist, but locally common. The population trend is not known, and the species requires monitoring.

Population trend
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Galium bredasdorpense PuffVU D22020.1
Galium bredasdorpense PuffRare Raimondo et al. (2009)
Galium bredasdorpense PuffRare Hilton-Taylor (1996)
Galium bredasdorpense PuffRare Hall et al. (1980)

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.

Hall, A.V., De Winter, M., De Winter, B. and Van Oosterhout, S.A.M. 1980. Threatened plants of southern Africa. South African National Scienctific Programmes Report 45. CSIR, Pretoria.

Hilton-Taylor, C. 1996. Red data list of southern African plants. Strelitzia 4. South African National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

Manning, J.C. and Goldblatt, P. 2012. Plants of the Greater Cape Floristic Region 1: The Core Cape Flora. Strelitzia 29. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.

Puff, C. 1978. The genus Galium L. (Rubiaceae) in southern Africa. Journal of South African Botany 44:203-279.

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.

von Staden, L. 2019. Galium bredasdorpense Puff. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version . Accessed on 2024/04/19

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