Scientific Name
Euryops dentatus B.Nord.
Higher Classification
National Status
Status and Criteria
Least Concern
Assessment Date
V.R. Clark & D. Raimondo
Euryops dentatus is known from three isolated subpopulations. It has an extent of occurrence (EOO) of 7114 km², but it has no severe threats, and is therefore not suspected to be in danger of extinction.
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Eastern Cape, Western Cape
This species is endemic to the high mountains of the Eastern Cape interior, where it is known from widely scattered localities in the Sneeuberg, Koudeveld and Kamdeboo mountain ranges in the Graaff-Reinet district.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Major habitats
Upper Karoo Hardeveld, Karoo Escarpment Grassland
It occurs on mid- to upper slopes in well-drained, rocky montane grasslands.
Extensive field surveys across this species' range recorded no severe threats (Clark et al. 2012).

This species is locally abundant in the Kamdeboo Mountains (Clark et al. 2012), as well as the Koudeveld Mountains and on the Toorberg (Clark et al. 2009).

Population trend
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Euryops dentatus B.Nord.VU D2Raimondo et al. (2009)
Euryops dentatus B.Nord.VU D2Victor (2002)
Euryops dentatus B.Nord.Rare Hilton-Taylor (1996)
Euryops dentatus B.Nord.Rare Hall et al. (1980)

Bredenkamp, C. In prep. Conspectus of the flora of the Eastern cape. Strelitzia.

Clark, V.R., Barker, N.P. and Mucina, L. 2009. The Sneeuberg: A new centre of floristic endemism on the Great Escarpment, South Africa. South African Journal of Botany 75(2):196-238.

Clark, V.R., Perera, S.J., Stiller, M., Stirton, C.H., Weston, P.H., Stoev, P., Coombs, G., Morris, D.B., Ratnayake-Perera, D. and Barker, N.P. 2012. A rapid multi-disciplinary biodiversity assessment of the Kamdebooberge (Sneeuberg, Eastern Cape, South Africa): implications for conservation. SpringerPlus 1(1):56.

Hall, A.V., De Winter, M., De Winter, B. and Van Oosterhout, S.A.M. 1980. Threatened plants of southern Africa. South African National Scienctific Programmes Report 45. CSIR, Pretoria.

Hilton-Taylor, C. 1996. Red data list of southern African plants. Strelitzia 4. South African National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

Nordenstam, B. 1968. The genus Euryops. Part I. Taxonomy. Opera Botanica 20:7-409.

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.

Victor, J.E. 2002. South Africa. In: J.S. Golding (ed), Southern African plant Red Data Lists. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report 14 (pp. 93-120), SABONET, Pretoria.

Victor, J.E. and Dold, A.P. 2003. Threatened plants of the Albany Centre of Floristic Endemism, South Africa. South African Journal of Science 99:437-446.

Clark, V.R. & Raimondo, D. 2019. Euryops dentatus B.Nord. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2023/12/03

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