Scientific Name
Adromischus leucophyllus Uitewaal
Higher Classification
National Status
Status and Criteria
Least Concern
Assessment Date
L. von Staden
A widespread, but rarely recorded species that is possibly overlooked. There are no known threats to its habitat, and therefore it is not suspected to be in danger of extinction.
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Little Karoo, from Robertson and Montagu to Laingsburg to the northern slopes of the Klein Swartberg near the Gamka Poort Dam.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Major habitats
North Swartberg Sandstone Fynbos, North Langeberg Sandstone Fynbos, Matjiesfontein Quartzite Fynbos
Shallow soils in shaded rocky crevices on high mountains topped with quartzite.
There are no known significant past, ongoing or future threats that are likely to lead to this species' extinction.
Population trend
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Adromischus leucophyllus UitewaalLeast Concern Raimondo et al. (2009)

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.

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.

Pilbeam, J.W., Rodgerson, C. and Tribble, D. 1998. The Cactus File Handbook 3: Adromischus. Cirio Publishing Services Ltd.

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.

Tölken, H.R. 1978. New taxa and new combinations in Cotyledon and allied genera. Bothalia 12(3):377-393.

Tölken, H.R. 1985. Crassulaceae. In: O.A. Leistner (ed). Flora of southern Africa 14,1:1-244. Botanical Research Institute, Pretoria.

Vlok, J. and Schutte-Vlok, A.L. 2010. Plants of the Klein Karoo. Umdaus Press, Hatfield.

von Staden, L. 2016. Adromischus leucophyllus Uitewaal. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2021/09/19

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Distribution map

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