Scientific Name
Aponogeton distachyos L.f.
Higher Classification
Common Names
Cape Hawthorn (e), Cape Pondweed (e), Dog-with-two-tails (e), Vleikos (a), Waterblom (a), Waterblommetjie (a), Watereendjies (a), Waterlelie (a), Wateruintjie (a)
National Status
Status and Criteria
Least Concern
Assessment Date
W. Foden & L. Potter
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Northern Cape, Western Cape
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Major habitats
Population trend
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Aponogeton distachyos L.f.Least Concern Raimondo et al. (2009)

Cook, C.D.K. 2004. Aquatic and wetland plants of southern Africa. Backhuys Publishers, Leiden, The Netherlands.

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.

Obermeyer, A.A. 1966. Aponogetonaceae. In: L.E. Codd, B. De Winter and H.B. Rycroft (eds). Flora of Southern Africa 1:85-92. Botanical Research 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.

Sieben, E.J.J. 2009. The status and distribution of vascular plants (Magnoliophyta, Lycophyta, Pteridophyta). In: W.R.T. Darwall, K.G. Smith, D. Tweddle and P. Skelton (eds.), The status and distribution of freshwater biodiversity in southern Africa (pp. 83-98), IUCN and SAIAB, Gland, Switzerland and Grahamstown, South Africa.

Van Bruggen, H.W.E. 1973. Revision of the genus Aponogeton (Aponogetonaceae): VI. - The species of Africa. Bulletin du Jardin Botanique National de Belgique 43:193-233.

Van Bruggen, H.W.E. 1985. Monograph of the genus Aponogeton (Aponogetonaceae). Bibliotheca Botanica 137:1-76.

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

Foden, W. & Potter, L. 2006. Aponogeton distachyos L.f. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2019/06/16

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