Camphor Bush

Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Tarchonanthus camphoratus L.
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
ASTERACEAE
Synonyms
Tarchonanthus abyssinicus Sch.Bip. ex Schweinf. & Asch., Tarchonanthus camphoratus L. var. litakunensis (DC.) Harv., Tarchonanthus litakunensis DC., Tarchonanthus procerus Salisb.
Common Names
African Fleabane (e), Basterolien (a), Bastervaalbos (a), Bergvaalbos (a), Camphor Bush (e), Camphor Tree (e), Camphor Wood (e), Igqeba-elimhlophe (z), Kanferboom (a), Kanferbos (a), Kanferhout (a), Kapokboom (a), Kleinkanferbos (a), Kleinvaalbos (a), Mathola (x), Mofahlana (ss), Mohata (tw), Moologa (v), Olienbos (a), Olienkanferbos (a), Olienvaalbos (a), Qoboqobo (sw), Sagewood (e), Salie (a), Saliehout (a), Saliekanfer (a), Siriehout (a), Sirihout (a), Umnqebe (nd), Vaalbos (a), Veldvaalbos (a), Waaibos (a), Wild Camphor Bush (e), Wild Cotton (e), Wild Sage (e), Wildekanferbos (a), Wildesalie (a), Witbos (a)
National Status
Status and Criteria
Least Concern
Assessment Date
2005/06/30
Assessor(s)
W. Foden & L. Potter
Justification
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.
Distribution
Endemism
Not endemic to South Africa
Provincial distribution
Free State, Gauteng, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Northern Cape, North West
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Tarchonanthus camphoratus L.Least Concern Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

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.


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.


Vlok, J. and Schutte-Vlok, A.L. 2010. Plants of the Klein Karoo. Umdaus Press, Hatfield.


Citation
Foden, W. & Potter, L. 2005. Tarchonanthus camphoratus L. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2019/09/22

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