False Lightning Bush

Scientific Name
Andrachne ovalis (E.Mey. ex Sond.) Müll.Arg.
Higher Classification
Andrachne capensis Baill., Andrachne dregeana (Scheele) Baill., Clutia ovalis (E.Mey. ex Sond.) Scheele as Cluytia ovalis, not Clutia ovalis Sond., Phyllanthus dregeanus Scheele, Phyllanthus ovalis E.Mey. ex Sond., Savia ovalis (E.Mey. ex Sond.) Pax & K.Hoffm.
Common Names
Bastard Lightning Bush (e), Basterbliksembos (a), Baster-bliksembos (a), Devil's Bush (e), False Lightning Bush (e), Insecticide-root (e), Mock Lightning Bush (e), Oumeideknie (a), Umbesa (z), Umbeza (z), Umbezo (x), Umbheza (z), Umbhezo (x), Umembeza (z), Umgquata (x), Umgqwata (x), Vals-bliksembos (a)
National Status
Status and Criteria
Least Concern
Assessment Date
R.H. Archer & J.E. Victor
Not endemic to South Africa
Provincial distribution
Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Western Cape
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Andrachne ovalis (E.Mey. ex Sond.) Müll.Arg.Least Concern Raimondo et al. (2009)

Boon, R. 2010. Pooley's Trees of eastern South Africa. Flora and Fauna Publications Trust, Durban.

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.

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.

Archer, R.H. & Victor, J.E. 2005. Andrachne ovalis (E.Mey. ex Sond.) Müll.Arg. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version . Accessed on 2024/07/18

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