Scientific Name
Eumorphia davyi Bolus
Higher Classification
National Status
Status and Criteria
Least Concern
Assessment Date
L. von Staden
Eumorphia davyi is a range-restricted species with an extent of occurrence (EOO) of 2748 km², but it is locally common. It is threatened in parts of its range, but not yet in danger of extinction.
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Limpopo, Mpumalanga
This species occurs from the Wolkberg in Limpopo to Mariepskop and Graskop in Mpumalanga.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Major habitats
Northern Escarpment Quartzite Sourveld, Long Tom Pass Montane Grassland, Northern Escarpment Afromontane Fynbos
it occurs in montane grassland and Afromontane fynbos on quartzitic soils, often among rocks.
This species is threatened by competition from unmanaged, spreading alien invasive plants at Serala Peak and The Downs in the Wolkberg. At both these localities it is also potentially threatened by habitat degradation due to overgrazing, as domestic livestock are allowed to graze within protected wilderness areas. Between Pilgrim's Rest, Graskop and Mariepskop, this species has lost some habitat to timber plantations in the past, but plantations are no longer expanding, and most of this species' remaining habitat is now well-protected.

This species is known from nine subpopulations, but is probably more common as a large section of suitable habitat in the Thabakgolo Mountains above the Olifants River Valley remains botanically poorly explored. Most herbarium collections record this species as locally common. The population is not suspected to be declining, but requires monitoring.

Population trend
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Eumorphia davyi BolusLeast Concern Raimondo et al. (2009)

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.

Swelankomo, N. 2011. FSA contributions 19: Asteraceae: Anthemideae: Eumorphia. Bothalia 41(2):277-282.

von Staden, L. 2019. Eumorphia davyi Bolus. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2022/08/08

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