Scientific Name
Othonna membranifolia DC.
Higher Classification
National Status
Status and Criteria
Data Deficient - Insufficient Information
Assessment Date
D. Raimondo & J.E. Victor
Last collected in 1932. It is highly likely to be threatened by lack of fire, crop cultivation, urban expansion and severe infestations of alien plants within both the river systems it occurs in.
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Eastern Cape
Van Stadens and Swartkops Rivers.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Major habitats
Albany Alluvial Vegetation, Vanstadens Forest Thicket, Elands Forest Thicket, Sundays Mesic Thicket
Uncertain, possibly restricted to stream sides.
Habitat loss to agriculture, urban expansion and alien plant invasion.
Population trend
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Othonna membranifolia DC.Data Deficient Raimondo et al. (2009)
Othonna membranifolia DC.VU D2Victor (2002)
Othonna membranifolia DC.Insufficiently Known Hilton-Taylor (1996)
Othonna membranifolia DC.Indeterminate Hall et al. (1980)

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.

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.

Harvey, W.H. 1894. Compositae. In: W.H. Harvey and O.W. Sonder (eds). Flora Capensis III (Rubiaceae to Campanulaceae):44-530. L. Reeve & Co., Ltd., Ashford.

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

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.

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.

Raimondo, D. & Victor, J.E. 2018. Othonna membranifolia DC. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2022/05/20

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