Namaqua Porkbush

Scientific Name
Portulacaria namaquensis Sond.
Higher Classification
Ceraria gariepina H.Pearson & Stephens, Ceraria namaquensis (Sond.) H.Pearson & Stephens
Common Names
Hotnotsriem (a), Namaqua Porkbush (e), Namaqualand Ceraria (e), Wolftoon (a)
National Status
Status and Criteria
Least Concern
Assessment Date
L. von Staden
This species is widespread, common and not in danger of extinction. It is therefore assessed as Least Concern.
Not endemic to South Africa
Provincial distribution
Northern Cape
It is found in southern Namibia, and in the Northern Cape, South Africa it is found in Richtersveld, Bushmanland and Gordonia.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Major habitats
Kalahari Karroid Shrubland, Eastern Gariep Rocky Desert, Richtersberg Mountain Desert, Kahams Mountain Desert, Northern Nababiepsberge Mountain Desert, Southern Nababiepsberge Mountain Desert, Noms Mountain Desert, Lower Gariep Broken Veld, Tatasberg Mountain Succulent Shrubland, Namaqualand Klipkoppe Shrubland, Central Richtersveld Mountain Shrubland, Umdaus Mountains Succulent Shrubland, Bushmanland Inselberg Shrubland, Aggeneys Gravel Vygieveld, Goariep Mountain Succulent Shrubland, Western Gariep Hills Desert
Plants grow in rocky ridges.
Population trend
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Portulacaria namaquensis Sond.Least Concern 2015.1
Ceraria namaquensis (Sond.) H.Pearson & StephensLeast Concern Raimondo et al. (2009)

Bruyns, P.V., Oliveira-Neto, M., Melo-de-Pinna, G.F. and Klak, C. 2014. Phylogenetic relationships in the Didiereaceae with special reference to subfamily Portulacarioideae. Taxon 63(5):1053-1064.

Coates Palgrave, M. 2002. Keith Coates Palgrave Trees of southern Africa. 3rd Edition. Struik, Cape Town.

Frandsen, R. 1999. Ceraria namaquensis. Aloe 36(1):20.

Glen, H.F. 2002. The synonomy of Ceraria namaquensis (Sond.) H. Pearson & E.L. Stephens. Bothalia 32(2):196-197.

Pearson, H.H.W. and Stephens, E.L. 1912. List of the plants collected in the Percy Sladen Memorial Expeditions, 1908-9, 1910-11: Portulacaceae. Annals of the South African Museum 9:30-35.

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.

Snijman, D.A. 2013. Plants of the Greater Cape Floristic Region 2: The extra Cape flora. Strelitzia 30. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.

Sonder, W. 1861. Portulacaceae. In: W.H. Harvey and O.W. Sonder (eds). Flora Capensis II (Leguminosae to Loranthaceae):381-386. Hodges, Smith and Co., Dublin.

von Staden, L. 2015. Portulacaria namaquensis Sond. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version . Accessed on 2024/06/14

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