Scientific Name
Wahlenbergia constricta Brehmer
Higher Classification
National Status
Status and Criteria
Data Deficient - Insufficient Information
Assessment Date
C.N. Cupido, D. Raimondo, R. Koopman & F. Daniels
Known from three collections all made before 1945. The locality descriptions on the herbarium records are vague and can not be traced accurately, however there has been extensive habitat loss to fruit cultivation and dam construction in the Olifants River Valley and to rooibos and potato cultivation in the sandveld and this species is highly likely to be very threatened.
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Olifants River Valley and Graafwater to Redelinghuys.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Major habitats
Deep sands.
Possibly threatened by habitat loss to crop cultivation and dam construction.
Population trend
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Wahlenbergia constricta BrehmerData Deficient Raimondo et al. (2009)
Wahlenbergia constricta BrehmerLower Risk - Least Concern Victor (2002)
Wahlenbergia constricta BrehmerInsufficiently Known Hilton-Taylor (1996)
Wahlenbergia constricta BrehmerUncertain Hall et al. (1980)

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.

Hall, A.V., De Winter, M., De Winter, B. and Van Oosterhout, S.A.M. 1980. Threatened plants of southern Africa. South African National Scienctific Programmes Report 45. CSIR, Pretoria.

Hilton-Taylor, C. 1996. Red data list of southern African plants. Strelitzia 4. South African National Botanical 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.

Victor, J.E. 2002. South Africa. In: J.S. Golding (ed), Southern African plant Red Data Lists. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report 14 (pp. 93-120), SABONET, Pretoria.

Von Brehmer, W. 1915. Aufzahrlung der afrikanischen aiten von Wahlenbergie nebst diagnosen der neuen arten. Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik 53:9-143.

Cupido, C.N., Raimondo, D., Koopman, R. & Daniels, F. 2008. Wahlenbergia constricta Brehmer. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version . Accessed on 2024/06/21

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