Scientific Name
Bobartia parva J.B.Gillett
Higher Classification
National Status
Status and Criteria
Least Concern
Assessment Date
L. von Staden
Bobartia parva is a range-restricted species with an extent of occurrence (EOO) of 3903 km². It is however locally common, and has no severe threats, and is therefore not in danger of extinction.
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
This species is endemic to the Langeberg Mountains, where it occurs between Montagu and Lemoenshoek.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Major habitats
It occurs on moist mountain slopes in fynbos, 1000-1200 m.
There are no severe threats to this species. Most of its habitat is well-protected. Alien invasive plants are present in low densities in parts of its range. It does not pose a significant threat at present, but may become a threat in future if left unmanaged. A small part of its habitat on the southern slopes of the Langeberg has been converted to timber plantations, but plantations are no longer expanding and therefore this threat has ceased.

Bobartia parva is widespread and common across a large area of the Langeberg. As there are no severe threats, the population is not suspected to be declining.

Population trend
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Bobartia parva J.B.GillettRare Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bobartia parva J.B.GillettEndangered Hilton-Taylor (1996)
Bobartia parva J.B.GillettEndangered 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.

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. 2017. Bobartia parva J.B.Gillett. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2023/12/08

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