Rock Tannin Bush

Scientific Name
Osyris lanceolata Hochst. & Steud.
Higher Classification
Osyris abyssinica Hochst. ex A.Rich.
Common Names
Bark Bush (e), Basbos (a), Bergbas (a), Bladbas (a), Ingondotha-mpete (z), Intekaza (x), Intekeza (x), Intshakasa (z), Kwaipi (tw), Looibas (a), Morogabaloi (tw), Mpeta (v), Muritho (v), Rock Sumach (e), Rock Tannin Bush (e), Transvaal Sumach (e), Umbulunyathi (z), Umbulunyathi (x), Wilde-granaat (a)
National Status
Status and Criteria
Least Concern
Assessment Date
W. Foden & L. Potter
This taxon was not selected in any one of four screening processes for highlighting potential taxa of conservation concern for detailed assessment and was hence given an automated status of Least Concern. The Threatened Species Programme is currently systematically completing full assessments for all taxa with an automated status. If you disagree with this taxon's status, please contact the Threatened Species Programme at the link below.
Not endemic to South Africa
Provincial distribution
Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Northern Cape, North West
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Osyris lanceolata Hochst. & Steud.Least Concern Raimondo et al. (2009)

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

Pooley, E. 2003. Mountain flowers: a field guide to the flora of the Drakensberg and Lesotho. Natal Flora Publications Trust, Durban.

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.

Foden, W. & Potter, L. 2005. Osyris lanceolata Hochst. & Steud. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2024/02/24

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