Watsonia distans L.Bolus



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Rediscovered in 1997. Still listed as extinct by (Humphreys et al., 2019).



Cape Province, South Africa


Biology & Ecology










Hilton-Taylor, C. (ed.) (1996). Red data list of Southern African plants: 1-117. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

Humphreys, Aelys M. et al. (2019). Global dataset shows geography and life form predict modern plant extinction and rediscovery. Nature Ecology & Evolution 3: 1043-1047. [Abstract] [Supplementary Dataset 1]

Walter, Kerry S. and Gillett, Harriet J. (eds.). (1998). 1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants. Compiled by the World Conservation Monitoring Centre. Gland, Switzerland & Cambridge, UK: IUCN – The World Conservation Union. lxiv + 862 pp.


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