Scientific Name
Agathosma longicornu Pillans
Higher Classification
National Status
Status and Criteria
Assessment Date
T. Trinder-Smith, D. Raimondo & L. von Staden
A rare, range-restricted species (EOO 331 km²), but not threatened.
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Central and southern Cederberg.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Major habitats
Cederberg Sandstone Fynbos, Olifants Sandstone Fynbos
Shallow, red gravel on gentle west-facing slopes.
This species' habitat is well-protected and it has no threats.

Plants occur as scattered clumps of a few individuals each.

Population trend
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Agathosma longicornu PillansRare Raimondo et al. (2009)
Agathosma longicornu PillansLower Risk - Least Concern Victor (2002)
Agathosma longicornu PillansNot Threatened Hilton-Taylor (1996)
Agathosma longicornu PillansRare Hall et al. (1980)

Bolus Herbarium. The genus Agathosma, specimen data from the Bolus Herbarium Collections database. University of Cape Town, Cape Town. Downloaded on 2007.

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.

Manning, J.C. and Goldblatt, P. 2012. Plants of the Greater Cape Floristic Region 1: The Core Cape Flora. Strelitzia 29. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.

Pillans, N.S. 1950. A revision of Agathosma. Journal of South African Botany 16(2):55-177.

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.

Trinder-Smith, T., Raimondo, D. & von Staden, L. 2018. Agathosma longicornu Pillans. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2022/01/19

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