Scientific Name
Agathosma stokoei Pillans
Higher Classification
National Status
Status and Criteria
Assessment Date
T. Trinder-Smith & L. von Staden
Agathosma stokoei is a rare, range-restricted and poorly known species. Its habitat is protected, and therefore it is not suspected to be in danger of extinction.
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
This species is endemic to a small area in the mountains of the Western Cape, where it occurs from the western Hottentots Holland Mountains to Kogelberg and the Palmietberg.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Major habitats
Kogelberg Sandstone Fynbos
It occurs on mountain slopes in fynbos.
This species' habitat is well-protected and it has no severe threats.

This is a rare and very poorly known species, last recorded in the wild in 1944. Its habitat is well-protected and in good condition, and therefore it is suspected to be overlooked, rather than threatened or declining.

Population trend
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Agathosma stokoei PillansRare Raimondo et al. (2009)
Agathosma stokoei PillansLower Risk - Least Concern Victor (2002)
Agathosma stokoei PillansRare Hilton-Taylor (1996)
Agathosma stokoei 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. & von Staden, L. 2020. Agathosma stokoei Pillans. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2022/01/19

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