Wahlenbergia neostricta

Scientific Name
Wahlenbergia neostricta Lammers
Higher Classification
Lightfootia stricta Adamson
National Status
Status and Criteria
Data Deficient - Insufficient Information
Assessment Date
L. von Staden
A rare and very poorly known species that is possibly overlooked. Based on current available data, its risk of extinction cannot be assessed.
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Gourits River Mouth to Knysna.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Major habitats
Canca Limestone Fynbos, Southern Cape Dune Fynbos
Sand over limestone on coastal flats.
This species is likely to be threatened by ongoing habitat loss to coastal development, and competition from alien invasive plants. It may have lost habitat to timber plantations near Sedgefield.

This species is known from only two collections, dating from 1928 and 1953, from two highly disjunct localities along the southern Cape coast. It possibly occurs in the areas in between, and is possibly overlooked and confused with other species, as Wahlenbergia is in need of taxonomic revision. The population size, structure and trends are not known. Field surveys are needed to relocate this species in the wild.

Population trend
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Wahlenbergia neostricta LammersThreatened Raimondo et al. (2009)

Adamson, R.S. 1955. The South African species of Lightfootia. Journal of South African Botany 21:156-211.

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.

Lammers, T.G. 1995. Transfer of the Southern African Species of Lightfootia, nom. illeg., to Wahlenbergia (Campanulaceae, Campanuloideae). Taxon 44(3):333-339.

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.

von Staden, L. 2016. Wahlenbergia neostricta Lammers. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2019/10/15

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