Scientific Name
Cliffortia strigosa Weim.
Higher Classification
National Status
Status and Criteria
Vulnerable D2
Assessment Date
L. von Staden
Cliffortia strigosa is a range-restricted species, with an extent of occurrence (EOO) of 47 km². It is known from two to three locations and is potentially threatened by competition from alien invasive plants.
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
This species is endemic to the Limietberg and adjacent Slanghoek Mountains in the Western Cape.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Major habitats
Hawequas Sandstone Fynbos
It occurs in moist sandstone fynbos, often on shaded slopes.
Alien invasive plants are spreading along the lower slopes and valleys of Bain's Kloof (N.A. Helme, pers. obs.). They are likely to outcompete native species if left unmanaged.
Population trend
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Cliffortia strigosa Weim.Rare Raimondo et al. (2009)
Cliffortia strigosa Weim.Lower Risk - Least Concern Victor (2002)
Cliffortia strigosa Weim.Indeterminate Hilton-Taylor (1996)
Cliffortia strigosa Weim.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.

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

Whitehouse, C.M. 2006. Cliffortia Interactive Key. Bolus Herbarium, University of Cape Town, Cape Town.

von Staden, L. 2018. Cliffortia strigosa Weim. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2023/12/03

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