Tulbaghia cominsii Vosa (1979:128)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Possibly Extinct in the Wild (Dold et al., 2011) or Extinct in the Wild (POWO, 2024)


The species was rediscovered and then completely protected as a managed population (Raimondo et al., 2013:12-13), rendering it Extinct in the Wild.



King William's Town district, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Vosa, C. G. (1979). Notes on Tulbaghia: 1. A new species from the eastern Cape and a list of new localities. Journal of South African Botany 45(2):127-132.


Other references:

Dold, A. P., McMaster, C. and von Staden, L. (2011). Tulbaghia cominsii Vosa. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2017/06/08.

Le Roux, Johannes J., Hui, C., Castillo, M. L., Iriondo, J. M., Keet, J.-H., Khapugin, A. A., Médail, F., Rejmánek, M., Theron, G. Yannelli, F. A. and Hirsch, H. (2019). Recent Anthropogenic Plant Extinctions Differ in Biodiversity Hotspots and Coldspots. Current Biology 29(17): 2912-2918.e2.

POWO. (2024). Plants of the World Online (online resource). Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, United Kingdom. Available at: [Accessed 7 May 2024]

Raimondo, D., Grieve, K., Helme, N., Koopman, R. and Ebrahim, I. (2013). Plants in Peril. Pretoria: South African National Biodiversity Institute. viii + 208 pp.

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


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