Scientific Name
Delosperma parviflorum L.Bolus
Higher Classification
National Status
Status and Criteria
Data Deficient - Insufficient Information
Assessment Date
L. von Staden
Delosperma parviflorum is a poorly known species from a small area in the Eastern Cape. It is likely to be threatened by ongoing habitat loss and degradation, but based on currently available data, its risk of extinction cannot be assessed.
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Eastern Cape
The type collection is from Uitenhage (Manning and Goldblatt 2012), but the range possibly extends as far as Coega, Willowmore and Grahamstown.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Major habitats
Willowmore Gwarrieveld, Steytlerville Karoo, Uniondale Shale Renosterveld, Southern Karoo Riviere, Albany Alluvial Vegetation, Sundays Valley Thicket, Motherwell Karroid Thicket, Eastern Gwarrieveld
Its habitat is unknown: it is not described in the literature or on herbarium specimen labels.
Threats to this species are unknown. Due to the natural habitat of this species not being known, it is difficult to infer potential threats, but within its general distribution range, there is ongoing loss and degradation of natural vegetation mainly due to urban and industrial expansion around Uitenhage, Coega and Port Elizabeth.

This species is known. It is possibly overlooked due to taxonomic confusion within Delosperma. The current population trend is not known, but it is possibly declining due to ongoing habitat loss and degradation across most of its range.

Population trend
Delosperma is in need of taxonomic revision. Most species are poorly known, and difficult to identify with confidence.
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Delosperma parviflorum L.BolusLeast Concern Raimondo et al. (2009)

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.

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. 2017. Delosperma parviflorum L.Bolus. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2023/12/03

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