Cape Chestnut

Scientific Name
Calodendrum capense (L.f.) Thunb.
Higher Classification
Common Names
Cape Chestnut (e), Kaapse Kastaiing (a), Kafferkastaiing (a), Kaffir Chestnut (e), Kastaiingboom (a), Kastaiinghout (a), Kastanjehout (a), Molalakgwedi (ns), Mookêlêla (ns), Muvhaha (v), Umbaba (x), Umbhaba (z), Umbhaba (x), Umemeze Omhlophe (z), Umemezi (x), Umemezomhlophe (z), Umsitshana (x), Wild Chestnut (e), Wilde-kastaiing (a), Wildekastaiingboom (a)
National Status
Status and Criteria
Least Concern
Assessment Date
W. Foden & L. Potter
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.
Not endemic to South Africa
Provincial distribution
Eastern Cape, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West, Western Cape
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Calodendrum capense (L.f.) Thunb.Least Concern Raimondo et al. (2009)

Boon, R. 2010. Pooley's Trees of eastern South Africa. Flora and Fauna Publications Trust, Durban.

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.

Foden, W. & Potter, L. 2005. Calodendrum capense (L.f.) Thunb. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version . Accessed on 2024/07/12

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