Scientific Name
Hereroa willowmorensis L.Bolus
Higher Classification
National Status
Status and Criteria
Data Deficient - Taxonomically Problematic
Assessment Date
P.M. Burgoyne & D. Raimondo
Hereroa willowmorensis is a poorly known species, last recorded in 1950. It is possibly insufficiently distinct from other Hereroa species, as the genus is taxonomically problematic, making it difficult to identify specimens with certainty. Further taxonomic study is urgently needed, and until resolved, this species' risk of extinction cannot be assessed.
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Eastern Cape
This species' distribution is uncertain. It is possibly endemic to the Willowmore district in the Eastern Cape.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Major habitats
Succulent Karoo
It occurs in shaly or gravelly soils in arid shrubland.

This is a very poorly known species, and was last recorded in 1950. It may be overlooked, but it is also likely that it is difficult to distinguish from other species in the genus, as Hereroa is in need of taxonomic revision. The population size and trend is not known.

Population trend
Hereroa is a poorly known genus, urgently in need of taxonomic revision (Chesselet et al. 1995).
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Hereroa willowmorensis L.BolusLeast Concern Raimondo et al. (2009)

Bolus, H.M.L. 1928-1935. Notes on Mesembrianthemum and allied genera. Part II. Bolus Herbarium, University of Cape Town, Cape Town.

Chesselet, P., Mössmer, M. and Smith, G.F. 1995. Research priorities in the succulent plant family Mesembryanthemaceae Fenzl. South African Journal of Science 91:197-209.

Magee, A.R. and Boatwright, J.S. (eds). In prep. Plants of the Karoo: A Conspectus of the Nama-Karoo and Adjacent Summer-Rainfall Regions of the Northern and Western Cape Provinces. Strelitzia.

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.

Burgoyne, P.M. & Raimondo, D. 2019. Hereroa willowmorensis L.Bolus. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2023/12/04

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