Circandra serrata (L.) N.E.Br.



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Mesembryanthemum serratum L.; Erepsia serrata


Conservation Status

Last record: 1913

Rediscovered in 2006 or before



Tulbagh to Villiersdorp, Western Cape Province, South Africa


Biology & Ecology










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Hilton-Taylor, Craig (compiler). (1997). Annex 8: Threatened succulents recorded for the Flora of southern Africa (FSA) region, pp. 179-184. In: Oldfield, Sara (compiler). Cactus and Succulent Plants: Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan. IUCN/SSC Cactus and Succulent Specialist Group. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK. 10 + 212 pp.

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Klak, Cornelia and Low, A. Barrie. (2007). The re-discovery of a long lost vygie, Circandra serrata. Veld & Flora 93(2): 73-107.

Klak, Cornelia, Low, A. Barrie and Raimondo, D. (2006). Circandra serrata (L.) N.E.Br. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2017/06/03

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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.

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