Staavia phylicoides Pillans (1947:172)

Bokkeveld diamondeyes



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1930 (Powrie, 1994:25)

Rediscovered in 2004 (Araya et al., 2009:14)



Northern Cape Province & Western Cape Province, South Africa


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Pillans, N. S. (1947). A revision of Bruniaceae. Journal of South African Botany 13: 121-206.


Other references:

Araya, Yoseph N., Schmiedel, Ute and von Witt, Caitlin. (2009). Linking ’citizen scientists’ to professionals in ecological research, examples from Namibia and South Africa. Conservation Evidence 6: 11-17.

Claßen-Bockhoff, Regine, Oliver, Edward G. H., Hall, Anthony V. and Quint, Marcus. (2019). A new classification of the South African endemic family Bruniaceae based on molecular and morphological data, Taxon 60(4): 1138-1155 [1147].

Eggli, U. and Taylor, N. (eds.). (1994). List of names of succulent plants other than cacti. Whitstable, Kent: Whitstable Litho. 176 pp. From Repertorium Plantarum Succulentarum (1950-1992).

Germishuizen, G. and Meyer, N. L. (eds.). (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

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.

Hall, A. V. and Veldhuis, H. A. (1985). South African Red Data Book: Plants - Fynbos and Karoo Biomes. South African National Scientific Programmes Report. No. 117, CSIR, Pretoria

Hilton-Taylor, C. (ed.). (1996). Red data list of Southern African plants: 1-117. Strelitzia 4. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

Humphreys, Aelys M., Govaerts, Rafaël, Ficinski, Sarah Z., Lughadha, Eimear Nic and Vorontsova, Maria S. (2019). Global dataset shows geography and life form predict modern plant extinction and rediscovery. Nature Ecology & Evolution 3: 1043-1047. [Abstract] [Supplementary Dataset 1]

IPNI. (2023). Staavia phylicoides Pillans. International Plant Names Index. Published on the Internet, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Harvard University Herbaria & Libraries and Australian National Herbarium. [Retrieved 11 October 2023].

POWO. (2023). Staavia phylicoides Pillans. Plants of the World Online (online resource). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, United Kingdom. Available at: [Accessed 11 October 2023]

Powrie, Fiona. (1994). Staavias in cultivation. Veld & Flora 80(1): 24-26.

Raimondo, D. and Marinus, E. (2006). Staavia phylicoides Pillans. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2023/10/08.

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.

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. [p. 89]


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