Smooth Tinderwood

Scientific Name
Volkameria glabra (E.Mey.) Mabb. & Y.W.Yuan
Higher Classification
Clerodendrum glabrum E.Mey., Clerodendrum glabrum E.Mey. var. angustifolium E.Mey., Clerodendrum glabrum E.Mey. var. ovale (Klotsch) H.Pearson, Clerodendrum ovale Klotzsch, Clerodendrum rehmannii Gürke
Common Names
Bitterblaar (a), Munukha-tshilongwe (v), Smooth Tinderwood (e), Stinkboom (a), Weeping Tree (a)
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.
Not endemic to South Africa
Provincial distribution
Eastern Cape, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Volkameria glabra (E.Mey.) Mabb. & Y.W.YuanLeast Concern 2015.1
Clerodendrum glabrum E.Mey.Least Concern Raimondo et al. (2009)

Boon, R. 2010. Pooley's Trees of eastern South Africa. Flora and Fauna Publications Trust, Durban.

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.

Yuan, Y.-W., Mabberley, D.J., Steane, D.A. and Olmstead, R.G. 2010. Further disintegration and redefinition of Clerodendrum (Lamiaceae): Implications for the understanding of the evolution of an intriguing breeding strategy. Taxon 59(1):125-133.

Foden, W. & Potter, L. 2005. Volkameria glabra (E.Mey.) Mabb. & Y.W.Yuan. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2024/02/29

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