Scientific Name
Pachites bodkinii Bolus
Higher Classification
National Status
Status and Criteria
Assessment Date
L. von Staden & W.R. Liltved
EOO 40 235 km², widespread, occurs as highly disjunct subpopulations in a specialized marshy habitat, this species has no recorded threats.
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Cape Peninsula and Groot Winterhoek to as far east as the Outeniqua Mountains near Mossel Bay.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Major habitats
Fynbos, Succulent Karoo
Fynbos, on mountain summits and moist south-facing slopes along marsh edges, on fibrous peaty acidic sandstone soils, 275-1300 m.
Population trend
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Pachites bodkinii BolusRare Raimondo et al. (2009)
Pachites bodkinii BolusLower Risk - Near Threatened Victor (2002)
Pachites bodkinii BolusRare Hilton-Taylor (1996)
Pachites bodkinii BolusVulnerable 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.

Liltved, W.R. and Johnson, S.D. Unpublished. The Cape Orchids - Wild orchids of the Cape Floral Kingdom.

Linder, H.P. and Kurzweil, H. 1999. Orchids of southern Africa. A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam.

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.

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.

von Staden, L. & Liltved, W.R. 2006. Pachites bodkinii Bolus. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2022/08/16

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