A widespread species that is difficult to assess due to its low growth form and it is easily missed in surveys. Based on repeat photographs, the species appears to have declined in some areas by about 20% in the past 60 years. So comes close to qualifying for a threatened status under criterion A2 or A4.
This species is found mainly in the Eastern Cape province and in an isolated subpopulation in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. In the Eastern Cape it has been recorded from Humansdorp in the south, then northwards to areas in the Albany district and continuing northwards to an area near Kentani, just across the Great Kei river. Still further to the north, it is found in the Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve in Kwa-Zulu Natal province. The species seems to consist of numerous isolated subpopulations in this area. Recorded from 300 to 700 m asl.
South Africa (Eastern Cape Province, KwaZulu-Natal)