Scientific Name
Triumfetta pilosa Roth
Higher Classification
National Status
Status and Criteria
Least Concern
Assessment Date
D. van der Colff
Widespread and not in danger of extinction.
Not endemic to South Africa
Provincial distribution
Eastern Cape, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West
Widespread across eastern South Africa, and extending northwards across Africa to India, Malaysia and China.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Major habitats
KaNgwane Montane Grassland, Maputaland Coastal Belt, Loskop Thornveld, Loskop Mountain Bushveld, Andesite Mountain Bushveld, Gauteng Shale Mountain Bushveld, KwaZulu-Natal Highland Thornveld, Moist Coast Hinterland Grassland, Ithala Quartzite Sourveld, Dry Coast Hinterland Grassland, Waterberg-Magaliesberg Summit Sourveld, Soutpansberg Summit Sourveld, Northern Escarpment Quartzite Sourveld, Waterberg Mountain Bushveld, Sekhukhune Montane Grassland, Limpopo Sweet Bushveld, Paulpietersburg Moist Grassland, Ironwood Dry Forest, Sand Forest, Northern Coastal Forest, Scarp Forest, Northern Mistbelt Forest, Southern Mistbelt Forest, Northern Afrotemperate Forest, Transkei Coastal Belt, Pondoland-Ugu Sandstone Coastal Sourveld, KwaZulu-Natal Coastal Belt Grassland, Maputaland Wooded Grassland, Lydenburg Thornveld, Swaziland Sour Bushveld, Bhisho Thornveld, Eastern Valley Bushveld, KwaZulu-Natal Sandstone Sourveld, Ngongoni Veld, KwaZulu-Natal Hinterland Thornveld, Thukela Valley Bushveld, Legogote Sour Bushveld, Tzaneen Sour Bushveld, Crocodile Gorge Mountain Bushveld, Zululand Coastal Thornveld, Northern Zululand Sourveld, Western Maputaland Clay Bushveld, Springbokvlakte Thornveld, Southern Lebombo Bushveld, South Eastern Coastal Thornveld, Barberton Serpentine Sourveld, Kaalrug Mountain Bushveld, Malelane Mountain Bushveld, Pretoriuskop Sour Bushveld, Gold Reef Mountain Bushveld, Marikana Thornveld, Zeerust Thornveld, Sekhukhune Mountain Bushveld, Ohrigstad Mountain Bushveld, Poung Dolomite Mountain Bushveld, Mamabolo Mountain Bushveld, Soutpansberg Mountain Bushveld, Lebombo Summit Sourveld
Forest margins, streamsides, open woodland and disturbed places and roadsides.
Population trend
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Triumfetta pilosa Roth var. tomentosa Szyszyl. ex Sprague & Hutch.Least Concern Raimondo et al. (2009)
Triumfetta pilosa Roth var. effusa (E.Mey. ex Harv.) WildLeast Concern Raimondo et al. (2009)
Triumfetta pilosa Roth var. pilosa Least Concern Raimondo et al. (2009)

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.

Wild, H. 1963. Tiliaceae. In: A.W. Exell, A. Fernandes and H. Wild (eds). Flora Zambesiaca 2 (Part 1):33-91. Crown Agents for Oversea Governments and Administrations, London.

Wild, H. 1984. Tiliaceae. In: O.A. Leistner (ed). Flora of Southern Africa 21 Part 1:1-44. Botanical Research Institue, Pretoria.

van der Colff, D. 2015. Triumfetta pilosa Roth. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version . Accessed on 2024/07/15

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