Scientific Name
Agathosma cordifolia Pillans
Higher Classification
National Status
Status and Criteria
Assessment Date
T. Trinder-Smith & L. von Staden
Agathosma cordifolia is a highly range-restricted habitat specialist, with an extent of occurrence (EOO) of 10 km². It has no severe threats, and is therefore 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 southern Skurweberg, in the Koue Bokkeveld north of Ceres in the Western Cape.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Major habitats
Cederberg Sandstone Fynbos
It is localized to seeps and stream banks on eastern aspects above 1 100 m.
This species' habitat is protected. It occurs in remote, inaccessible montane areas where there are no severe threats.
Population trend
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Agathosma cordifolia PillansRare Raimondo et al. (2009)
Agathosma cordifolia PillansLower Risk - Near Threatened Victor (2002)
Agathosma cordifolia PillansRare Hilton-Taylor (1996)
Agathosma cordifolia PillansUncertain Hall et al. (1980)

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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.

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 cordifolia Pillans. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2022/01/25

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