Cape Honeysuckle

Scientific Name
Tecomaria capensis (Thunb.) Spach
Higher Classification
Bignonia capensis Thunb., Gelseminum capense (Thunb.) Kuntze, Tecoma capensis (Thunb.) Lindl., Tecomaria krebsii Klotzsch, Tecomaria petersii Klotzsch
Common Names
Cape Honeysuckle (e), Icakatha (x), Imunyane (z), Incwincwi (z), Kaapse Kanferfoelie (a), Trompetters (a), Uchacha (z), Udodo (z), Ugcangca (z), Umsilingi (x)
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, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Western Cape
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Tecomaria capensis (Thunb.) SpachLeast Concern 2015.1
Tecoma capensis (Thunb.) Lindl.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.

Foden, W. & Potter, L. 2005. Tecomaria capensis (Thunb.) Spach. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2019/08/24

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