Scientific Name
Lotononis oxyptera (E.Mey.) Benth.
Higher Classification
National Status
Status and Criteria
Data Deficient - Insufficient Information
Assessment Date
L. von Staden
EOO 6762 km². Historically, this species is known from 14 locations, but most have imprecise locality descriptions, and it is not possible to infer whether they are still extant or not. There are no recent collections, but the species may be overlooked. Field surveys are urgently needed to relocate it in the wild. Although a large proportion of its habitat has been lost, many fragments remain where it could potentially persist.
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Clanwilliam to Wellington.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Major habitats
Swartland Alluvium Renosterveld, Breede Alluvium Renosterveld, Leipoldtville Sand Fynbos, Swartland Alluvium Fynbos, Breede Alluvium Fynbos, Kouebokkeveld Alluvium Fynbos
Karroid scrub, river banks.
At least 63% of this species' habitat has been lost to crop cultivation, and remaining habitat consists mostly of small, isolated fragments. This annual species' resilience to disturbance is not known.

A relatively widespread, but very poorly known species, last recorded in 1975. It may be overlooked, or possibly a localized habitat specialist. Field surveys are needed to gain a better understanding of its habitat requirements, abundance and response to disturbance. The population trend is not known.

Population trend
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Lotononis oxyptera (E.Mey.) Benth.Least 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.

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.

Van Wyk, B.E. 1991. A synopsis of the genus Lotononis (Fabaceae: Crotalarieae). Contributions from the Bolus Herbarium 14:1-292.

von Staden, L. 2018. Lotononis oxyptera (E.Mey.) Benth. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2023/12/08

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