Scientific Name
Delosperma hollandii L.Bolus
Higher Classification
National Status
Status and Criteria
Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)
Assessment Date
L. von Staden
Delosperma hollandii is a localized species last recorded in 1950. It is possibly locally extinct due to habitat loss to urban and industrial expansion, but field surveys are needed to confirm this.
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Eastern Cape
This species is known from a small area in the Eastern Cape, between Uitenhage and Port Elizabeth.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Major habitats
Sundays Valley Thicket
Its habitat is unknown, it possibly occurs on coastal flats.
Natural vegetation in area where this species is recorded from continues to be lost and degraded due to urban and industrial development, as well as spreading informal settlements. Very little remains intact, and these areas need to be surveyed to relocate this species in the wild.

This species is known from a few collections from within a very small area along the Swartkops River between Uitenhage and Port Elizabeth. It was last recorded in 1950. It may be overlooked due to taxonomic problems within Delosperma, but may also be very rare or even possibly extinct due to habitat degradation and destruction.

Population trend
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Delosperma hollandii L.BolusLeast Concern Raimondo et al. (2009)

Bolus, H.M.L. 1928-1935. Notes on Mesembrianthemum and allied genera. Part II. Bolus Herbarium, University of Cape Town, Cape Town.

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 hollandii L.Bolus. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2023/11/28

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