Scientific Name
Euryops petraeus B.Nord.
Higher Classification
National Status
Status and Criteria
Least Concern
Assessment Date
V.R. Clark & D. Raimondo
Euryops petraeus is widespread, common and not in danger of extinction.
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Eastern Cape, Northern Cape
This species occurs in the high mountains of the Eastern Cape interior, from the Sneeuberge and Winterhoek Mountains around Graaff-Reinet, extending to the Nuweveld Mountains south of Fraserburg.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Major habitats
Albany Thicket, Grassland, Nama Karoo
It is localized to rocky mountain summits, 1650-2450 m.
There are no severe threats to this species. It occurs in remote and inaccessible montane areas where human pressure on the landscape is low.

This species was previously thought to be rare, but during extensive surveys of its habitat, at least 15 previously undocumented subpopulations were recorded (Clark et al. 2014), and it is likely to occur on many more remote mountain summits within the mountains of the Eastern Cape interior. Field observations also indicate no severe threats, and therefore the population is not suspected to be declining.

Population trend
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Euryops petraeus B.Nord.Rare Raimondo et al. (2009)

Clark, V.R., Dold, A.P., McMaster, C., McGregor, G., Bredenkamp, C. and Barker, N.P. 2014. Rich sister, poor cousin: Plant diversity and endemism in the Great Winterberg-Amatholes (Great Escarpment, Eastern Cape, South Africa). South African Journal of Botany 92:159-174.

Nordenstam, B. 1968. The genus Euryops. Part I. Taxonomy. Opera Botanica 20:7-409.

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.

Snijman, D.A. 2013. Plants of the Greater Cape Floristic Region 2: The extra Cape flora. Strelitzia 30. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.

Clark, V.R. & Raimondo, D. 2019. Euryops petraeus B.Nord. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2023/12/08

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