Scientific Name
Aspalathus lamarckiana R.Dahlgren
Higher Classification
National Status
Status and Criteria
Critically Rare
Assessment Date
L. von Staden
Aspalathus lamarckiana is a highly localized species with an extent of occurrence of <10 km². It has no known 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 around Wittepoort, between the Anysberg and Klein Swartberg in the Little Karoo near Ladismith.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Major habitats
Western Little Karoo, South Swartberg Sandstone Fynbos, North Swartberg Sandstone Fynbos
It occurs in arid, rocky sandstone fynbos on lower slopes, 600-700 m.
This species has no known severe threats.
Population trend
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Aspalathus lamarckiana R.DahlgrenCritically Rare 2020.1
Aspalathus lamarckiana R.DahlgrenRare Raimondo et al. (2009)
Aspalathus lamarckiana R.DahlgrenInsufficiently Known Hilton-Taylor (1996)
Aspalathus lamarckiana R.DahlgrenUncertain Hall et al. (1980)

Dahlgren, R. 1965. Revision of the genus Aspalathus. II. The species with ericoid and pinoid leaflets. 4. The Aspalathus ericifolia, parviflora, calcarata, desertorum, macrantha, pinea, rostrata, filicaulis, laricifolia and longifolia groups. Opera Botanica 10(1):1-231.

Dahlgren, R. 1988. Crotalarieae (Aspalathus). In: O.A. Leistner (ed). Flora of southern Africa 16 Fabaceae, Part 3 Papilionoideae, Fascicle 6:1-430. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

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.

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.

von Staden, L. 2019. Aspalathus lamarckiana R.Dahlgren. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version . Accessed on 2024/07/14

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