False Assegai

Scientific Name
Maesa lanceolata Forssk.
Higher Classification
Baeobotrys lanceolata (Forssk.) Vahl, Maesa angolensis Gilg, Maesa lanceolata Forssk. var. mildbraedii (Gilg & G.Schellenb.) Lebrun, Maesa lanceolata Forssk. var. rufescens (A.DC.) Taton, Maesa palustris Hochst., Maesa picta Hochst., Maesa rufescens A.DC.
Common Names
Baster Assegaai (a), Bruinsapblaar (a), False Assegaai (e), False Assegai (e), Indende (z), Intendekwane (x), Isidenda (z), Isithende (z), Itentekwane (x), Maesa (e), Mutaku (v), Mutiba-mmela (v), Muunguri (v), Umagukhu (z), Umagupa (z), Umaguqu (z), Uphongaphonga (z)
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, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Maesa lanceolata Forssk.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.

Foden, W. & Potter, L. 2005. Maesa lanceolata Forssk. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version . Accessed on 2024/07/18

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