Scientific Name
Adenandra villosa (P.J.Bergius) Licht. ex Roem. & Schult. subsp. robusta Strid
Higher Classification
National Status
Status and Criteria
Near Threatened B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii)
Assessment Date
L. von Staden
A range-restricted (EOO 314 km²), but locally common taxon. It is declining due to coastal development, but still remains at more than 10 locations.
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Rooiels to Kleinmond.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Major habitats
Kogelberg Sandstone Fynbos, Hangklip Sand Fynbos
Lower sandstone slopes.
At Rooi Els, Pringle Bay, Betty's Bay and Kleinmond, this taxon is threatened by ongoing habitat loss to coastal development. It has lost habitat to timber plantations in the Highlands area above Kleinmond in the past, and continues to be threatened by spreading alien invasive plants in some areas close to plantations.

This taxon has a restricted range, but is known from a large number of records. Many collections indicate it to be locally common. Subpopulations along the coast are declining, but those in the Kogelberg Mountains further inland are not threatened.

Population trend
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Adenandra villosa (P.J.Bergius) Licht. ex Roem. & Schult. subsp. robusta StridRare Raimondo et al. (2009)
Adenandra villosa (P.J.Bergius) Licht. ex Roem. & Schult. subsp. robusta StridLower Risk - Near Threatened Victor (2002)
Adenandra villosa (P.J.Bergius) Licht. ex Roem. & Schult. subsp. robusta StridRare Hilton-Taylor (1996)

Hilton-Taylor, C. 1996. Red data list of southern African plants. Strelitzia 4. South African National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

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.

Strid, A. 1972. Revision of the genus Adenandra (Rutaceae). Opera Botanica 32:1-112.

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.

von Staden, L. 2019. Adenandra villosa (P.J.Bergius) Licht. ex Roem. & Schult. subsp. robusta Strid. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2023/12/08

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