Ceropegia scabriflora

Scientific Name
Ceropegia scabriflora N.E.Br.
Higher Classification
National Status
Status and Criteria
Data Deficient - Insufficient Information
Assessment Date
C.R. Scott-Shaw, D. Raimondo & L. von Staden
Known from two highly disjunct sites, one from KwaZulu-Natal near Verulam, and the second from Piet Retief in Mpumalanga. It is extinct at the type locality (Verulam) due to urban expansion and sugarcane cultivation. Its range is currently too poorly known to determine its current threat status.
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga
Durban and Piet Retief.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Major habitats
Grassland, Savanna
Grasslands on quartzite or sandstone.
Unknown. Plants at the type locality (Verulam) are likely to be extinct due to urban expansion and commercial sugarcane farming that have transformed more than 90% of the grasslands in that area. Threats around Piet Retief are unknown. The vegetation type in which this species was probably collected (Ithala Quartzite Sourveld) is not threatened (Mucina and Rutherford 2006).
Population trend
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Ceropegia scabriflora N.E.Br.Data Deficient Raimondo et al. (2009)
Ceropegia scabriflora N.E.Br.Lower Risk - Least Concern Victor (2002)
Ceropegia scabriflora N.E.Br.EN A1c,B1B2bcdScott-Shaw (1999)
Ceropegia scabriflora N.E.Br.Vulnerable Hilton-Taylor (1996)

Brown, N.E. 1909. Asclepiadeae. In: W.T. Thiselton-Dyer (ed). Flora Capensis IV Section I (Vacciniaceae to Gentianeae):518-1036. Lovell Reeve & Co., Ltd., London.

Dyer, R.A. 1980. Brachystelma, Ceropegia and Riocreuxia. In: O.A. Leistner (ed). Flora of Southern Africa 27 Part 4:1-88. Botanical Research Institute, Pretoria.

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

Mucina, L. and Rutherford, M.C. (eds). 2006. The vegetation of South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland. Strelitzia 19. South African National Biodiversity 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.

Scott-Shaw, C.R. 1999. Rare and threatened plants of KwaZulu-Natal and neighbouring regions. KwaZulu-Natal Nature Conservation Service, Pietermaritzburg.

Victor, J.E. 2002. South Africa. In: J.S. Golding (ed), Southern African plant Red Data Lists. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report 14 (pp. 93-120), SABONET, Pretoria.

Scott-Shaw, C.R., Raimondo, D. & von Staden, L. 2007. Ceropegia scabriflora N.E.Br. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2019/04/24

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