Oldenburgia grandis


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Oldenburgia grandis
Species Authority: (Thunb.) Baill.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Lower Risk/near threatened ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Hilton-Taylor, C. <i>et al.</i>
1997 Rare (Walter and Gillett 1998)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Found along the Suurberg inland from Port Elizabeth to the mountains around Grahamstown. Its extent of occurrence is only about 500 km². Most of the subpopulations occur on privately owned farms.
South Africa (Eastern Cape Province)
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A shrub or small tree. The species always occurs on outcrops of Witteberg quartzite in grassy fynbos.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Although there are threats from invasive alien species, especially wattles, and agricultural activities in places, there is no evidence of population declines. This species is of potential ornamental interest.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Some plants are found in a national park and a few provincial and private nature reserves.

Citation: Hilton-Taylor, C. et al. 1998. Oldenburgia grandis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 27 March 2015.
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