The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database


Brachystelma discoideum


Species Authority
Common Name
Shoshanguve, north of Pretoria, Gauteng province, South Africa
Last record
1968 or later (in the wild); December 1971 or later (in cultivation)
IUCN status
Not evaluated
Vanishing Flora thread
Only extinct in the wild?
[b]Species Bibliography[/b]
Dyer, R.A. 1973. Brachystelma discoideum. Flowering Plants of Africa 42:t. 1668.
Dyer, R.A. 1980. Brachystelma, Ceropegia and Riocreuxia. In: O.A. Leistner (ed). Flora of Southern Africa 27 Part 4:1-88. Botanical Research Institute, Pretoria.
Dyer, R.A. 1983. Ceropegia, Brachystelma and Riocreuxia in southern Africa. A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam, Netherlands.
Hahn, N. 2013. Rare, endangered and endemic flora of the North West Province. Unpublished Report to the Department of Economic Development, Conservation and Tourism, North West Provincial Government.
Hahn, N., Mills, L. and von Staden, L. (2016). [url=][i]Brachystelma discoideum[/i] R.A.Dyer[/url]. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2017/04/17.
Hilton-Taylor, C. 1996. Red data list of southern African plants. Strelitzia 4. South African National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
Pfab, M.F. and Victor, J.E. 2002. Threatened plants of Gauteng, South Africa. South African Journal of Botany 68:370-375.
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.