The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database


Brachystelma natalense


(Schltr.) N.E.Br.
Aulostephanus natalensis Schltr.
Common Name/s
Pinetown, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Last Record
Rediscovered in
1995 or before
IUCN status
Not evaluated
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[b]Species Bibliography[/b]
Boele, C., Kroesen, A.C.J., and Noltee, F.K.A. 1987. Checklist of Brachystelma, Ceropegia, Riocreuxia and the Stapelieae. West Sussex: Southern Reprographics.
Hilton-Taylor, C. 1996. Red data list of southern African plants. Strelitzia 4. South African National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
Ngwenya, M.A., Singh, Y., Crouch, N.R., Scott-Shaw, C.R. and Sikhakhane, T.B. 1995. Brachystelma natalense: rediscovered and redescribed. Aloe 32(2):44-43.
Oldfield, Sara (comp.). (1997). [url=]Cactus and Succulent Plants: Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan[/url]. IUCN/SSC Cactus and Succulent Specialist Group. Gland, Switzerland & Cambridge, U.K.: IUCN. 10 + 212 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.
Scott-Shaw, C.R. 1999. Rare and threatened plants of KwaZulu-Natal and neighbouring regions. KwaZulu-Natal Nature Conservation Service, Pietermaritzburg.
Singh, Y., Nicholas, A. and Pooley, E. 1997. Brachystelma natalense. Flowering Plants of Africa 55:96-101.
von Staden, L. & Styles, D. 2016. Brachystelma natalense (Schltr.) N.E.Br. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2017/04/17
Styles, D. 2006. Some new and interesting records from greater Durban. PlantLife 32:33-35.
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.
Wragg, P. 2006. Conservation status of threatened milkweeds (Apocynaceae) of the Natal Group Sandstone Grasslands: Brachystelma natalense (Schltr.) N.E.Br., B. pulchellum (Harv.) Schltr., and Schizoglossum peglerae N.E. Br. University of KwaZulu-Natal, Unpublished essay.